Robert M. Burgtorf

Born: Fri., Sep. 30, 1949
Died: Tue., Oct. 28, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 02, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Nov. 03, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Robert M. Burgtorf, 65, of Quincy died at 3:45 pm Tuesday (October 28, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born September 30, 1949, Robert was the son of Oscar Robert and Leona Hively Burgtorf.  He was married to Deborah Jansen. He later married Donna Stockdale. She preceded him in death.  He married Cheryl L. Verigan on September 28, 1985 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Robert enlisted into the Army in 1967 and served his country in the Vietnam War.  He was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in action.

   A 1967 graduate of Quincy High School, Robert enjoyed his daily cup of coffee from McDonald's, doing crossword puzzles, playing games on the computer, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and will be remembered for telling jokes and his ability to make people laugh.

   Robert was employed at Ashley Furniture for 10 years, until his retirement in 2008 due to health concerns.

   Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; his mother, Leona Altgilbers of Quincy; three daughters, Roberta M. Boehme (Chuck) of Mendon, Rachael M. Edwards of Monroe City, MO and Stephanie L. Bauer of Quincy; three sons, Robert M. Burgtorf, Jr. of Colorado, Timothy A. Burgtorf (Krissy) of Kimberling City, MO and PFC Christopher G. Burgtorf (fiancee Samantha Griffith) of Quincy; three sisters, Carol Lindsey of Quincy, Sharon Cheney (Phillip Conner) of Quincy and Kim Winking (Jim Cunningham) of Quincy; several loving grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Burgtorf was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Robert Burgtorf; his step father, Richard J. Altgilbers, Sr.; one sister Janet Ann Jackson; and one brother in law, Timothy Lindsey.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Wilhelm officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park with Military Honors by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail.

   Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Monday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Robert M. Burgtorf Memorial Fund.

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Larry and Debbie Gibson
   Posted Wed October 29, 2014
I am so sorry for you loss, I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Larry and Debbie

Jackie & David Tournear
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
Cheryl, Steph, & Chris, So sorry for your loss. I know Bob was a great man that has left lots of memories. It was great to have the pleasure of working with him. Please give our condolences to his other children that we didn't know.

Jim Dewey
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always enjoyed conversing with him whether in person or on facebook. Regardless of any differences we may have had politically or otherwise, he was always a gentleman and had a terrific smile and the warm personality to go with it. I am thankful that his battle is over and he is at peace with our savior.

Ethel Hadsall Mason
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
Sorry for your loss a hero has went home to be with his father.

Missie Hooper
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He was a very kind and gentle man and we loved having him volunteering at the Nursing Home before his health declined. Prayers will be said for the comfort of his family.

Kristine Servoss
   Posted Thu October 30, 2014
Racheal and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family!

Kristine Servoss

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