Obituary — Alfred T. Burbach

Burbach, Alfred

HARTINGTON — Alfred T. Burbach, 69, Hartington, died Feb. 9, 2015, at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, after a lengthy illness.

Visitation and a vigil service were Feb. 12 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and continued one hour prior to services Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 13 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating.

Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Pallbearers were Ryan Flink, Jason Flink, Jared Burbach, Anthony Burbach, Brooks Burbach and Jim Steffen.

Honorary pallbearers were Alfred’s brothers, Lee, Bob, Mike and Pat, and sister, Geralyn.

Alfred was born Nov, 9, 1945, to Gerald and Mary Sylvia (Lammers) Burbach in Yankton, S.D.

Alfred graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1964. He farmed in the Hartington-Coleridge areas and did custom work for many area farmers. When this wasn’t enough, Alfred took combines and went to Oklahoma and Kansas to harvest wheat. After several years of this, Alfred sold out his farming and purchased the Crofton Elevator, where they took in grain and processed and delivered feed to area farmers.

Later, Alfred sold the Crofton Elevator and went into a used car dealership. He also owned and operated Dan’s Lounge in Crofton. That was about the time he met his future wife, Suzette Howard, they were married in April 1981. Soon after that, their son, Jed, was born. Later, they divorced, and Alfred went into driving and owning over-the-road trucks. As he grew in age, he sold the trucks and drove school bus until his illness in April 2014.

Alfred was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, both in Hartington, and the Crofton American Legion Post #128.

Alfred will be remembered for always trying to help someone out with something; also for his love of his grandchildren, Brooke and Braxton, and his love for his puppies, Riley and Roxy.

Survivors include his son, Jed and his wife, Ashly, Norfolk; two grandchildren, Brooke and Braxton; four brothers Leroy, Coleridge; Bob, Vermillion, S.D.; Mike and wife, Kathy, Norfolk; Pat and wife, Donna, Hartington; and sister, Geralyn and husband, Rod Flink, Lincoln; and many nieces and nephews; and friend, Julie VanDyke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and former wife, Suzette.