William A. " Bill / Papa Bill " Burgess
Residence: Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana
Died: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Location: 10:12 p.m., at his home with his family by his side.
Age: 78
Date of Birth: Wednesday, March 18, 1942
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
Father: Albert Burgess  
Mother: Mildred "Millie" ( Muchna ) Burgess  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Bill had lived in the Buffalo, Indiana, area for the twenty - three years, moving from Oaklawn, Illinois.
Funeral Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Funeral Location: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Celebration of Life Service will be here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Chaplin Richard Fay, PhysicoCare Hospice of Lafayette, Indiana.
Burial will take place: I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana.
Visitation will be: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. With all the COVID - 19 Pandemic, we are limited to 100 people allowed in the funeral home at one time for the visitation. There is no limit on people attending the funeral as long as Social Distancing is observed.
Biographical Information: Bill and his late wife, Darlene, had lived in the Monticello area for twenty – three years, moving from Oaklawn, Illinois. They had summered in the Buffalo area for thirty years with their kids prior to moving there permanently. Bill and his late wife, Darlene, used to enjoy jitter – bug and polka dancing. He was a mechanic at a Chrysler dealership in the Chicago, Illinois, area for several years, and then went on to work and retire from Nabisco (now Kraft). Bill had also worked at Indiana Beach of Monticello for several summers. He loved and enjoyed gardening, boating, water skiing, and anything else he should NOT be doing. Bill especially loved his great granddaughters and his beloved dog, Mya.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorial may be given to the Buffalo First Response Unit of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department of Buffalo, Indiana. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home or can be mailed to the funeral home at 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960
Marriage Information: On July 8, 1961, in Hometown, Illinois, he married Darlene Mae "Dar" Ohr; she passed away on Friday, September 18, 2009.
Survivors include:
Paulette M. (husband Paul "Fergie") Ferguson of Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana;

Kenny A. (wife Traci) Burgess of Medaryville, Indiana;

Two (2) Grandsons,
Nicholas "Nick" (wife Tracy) Ferguson of Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana, and
Dylan Ferguson of Monticello (Buffalo area), Indiana;

Two (2) Great Granddaughters,
Emma Jacobsma, and
Paizlee Marie Ferguson;

Robert "Bob" Burgess of Kokomo, Indiana;

Bonnie (husband Walter) Wolff of Kokomo, Indiana;

Two (2) Nieces,
Jennifer of Kokomo, Indiana, and
Melissa (husband Tim) Toroni of Lisle, Illinois;

His Beloved Dog,

Preceded in Death:
Albert and Mildred "Millie" (Muchna) Burness;

Darlene Mae "Dar" Burgess;

Two (2) Nephews.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.