William (Bill) Burgard, 62, of Mabton passed away on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at his home.

Bill was born July 18, 1948 in Harvey, N.D. to Mike and Gertrude Burgard.

On June 19, 1982 he married Janet Bingham in Sunnyside.

Bill served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard for a combined 21 years.

He loved working on his children's cars, drinking coffee and playing video games with his grandchildren and loved being with his two dogs.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Burgard; a son, David Burgard; two stepsons, Robert (Kim) Gourneau and Mark (Christina) Gourneau; two daughters, Jessica and Helen Burgard; six grandchildren; one brother, Wendelin Burgard; and one sister, Stella Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, from 1 to 6 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary to be held at 6 p.m., at Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Condolences may be sent to

Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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