M. Burgdorf

M. Burgdorf

Tuesday, October 25th, 1932 Thursday, October 1st, 2020

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Obituary for M. Riedel Burgdorf

Carver and Master Gardener, retired Airforce Staff Sargent M Riedel (Dutch) Burgdorf (87), born on October 25, 1932 died peacefully early morning of October 1, 2020 at his home in Derby Kansas.
Dutch, as most knew him loved gardening and carving. He was the 4th of 8 children. He was proceeded in death by his father Martin Burgdorf, mother Annette Burgdorf, sisters, Eunice Kostka, Lois Muller, Ruth Hoaas, Hope Strey and Miriam Taecker. He has two surviving siblings Fred Burgdorf of Harstine Island, WA and Johanna Rakshani of Huntington Beach, CA. He is also survived by his precious wife Valerie Burgdorf whom he would have been married to for 67 years on Nov 7, 2020. He has 4 surviving children, Jon Burgdorf, wife Paula Burgdorf, Karl Burgdorf, Hans Burgdorf and Alana Noel. He had 9 Grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held in his honor at Smith Motuary in Derby, Kansas on Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 at 2 PM followed by a celebration of his life at his home in Derby. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.

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    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Smith Family Mortuary Chapel
    1415 N. Rock Rd.
    Derby, Kansas
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    Saturday, October 10th, 2020
    Pastor Jon Shellenburger

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Bob Noel sent flowers to the family of M. Riedel Burgdorf.
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Cindy Sloan Smith

My deepest sympathy. I loved Dutch and have many fond memories.
Comment | Posted at 08:20am via Condolence

Bob Noel

We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Celebrate his life, as he would want. All our love, from the Noel family.
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Harry Simpson

Rest "Dutch", until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. Career U.S. Air Force.
Comment | Posted at 01:59pm via Condolence

charla byrnes

We are so sorry to hear about Dutch’s passing. Please know you are in our prayers. Praying for comfort & peace.
Brian & Charla Byrnes
Comment | Posted at 10:39pm via Condolence

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