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Richard "Rick" Burgod


August 25, 2021

Richard 'Rick' Burgod, 68, of Harlan Iowa, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 27 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Ipswich. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow at the Holy Cross Parish Hall.

Richard "Rick" Burgod, son of Beverly (Oban) and Laurence "Larry" Burgod was born April 2, 1953 in Ipswich. Rick was baptized and confirmed in the Holy Cross Catholic Church where he was a member until bringing membership to St. Michael's.

Rick went to school at the Holy Cross Catholic School first through eighth grade, then he went to the Ipswich Public School 9th through 12th. He then attended Mitchell Vo-Tech in Mitchell South Dakota and received a degree in telecommunications.

He worked in the telephone business for 40+ years, with over 30 of them at Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company, where Rick retired from in 2017.

Rick was a volunteer fire fighter for 13 years in Harlan. He loved walleye fishing at Lake Oahe in South Dakota, and was a good all-around handyman. He also loved to dance, the Waltz and Polka any chance he got. He loved his granddaughter Marley along with a host of close family and friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his father Larry Burgod and a nephew David Burgod.

He is survived by his wife Gay of Harlan, Iowa; mother, Beverly Burgod of Ipswich; son, Nathan Burgod of Polk City, Iowa; granddaughters, Marley Burgod of Polk City, Iowa, Savannah Rose Willow of Des Moines, Iowa; a foster daughter, Julie Anne Kohl; brother, Gary Burgod of New Evarts, sister, Paula (Jim) Torrance of Lino Lakes, Minn. and brother, Keith (Julie) of Ipswich; along with several nieces and nephews.

Local arrangements with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. Condolences and memories may be shared with his family at grammfuneralhome.com .


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