Rodger Burgess

July 29, 1935-Oct. 4, 2013

MARSHALL – Services for Rodger C. Burgess, 78, of Marshall, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral Home and will continue at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service. Condolences made be sent to

He died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center.

Rodger Charles Burges was born July 29, 1935, in Chippewa County, to Robert L. and Lorriane (Levitz) Burgess. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church near his parents home in Chippewa County. He graduated in 1952 from the Benson High School. In 1955, Rodger entered the United States Army and served his country as a Military Police Officer until his honorable discharge in 1957.

On Sept. 13, 1958, Rodger was united in marriage to Beverly Teichert at the Havelock Lutheran Church. To this union three children were born, namely, Rick, Tim and Bonna. Rodger worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years and retired as a rural mail carrier in 1990. The love of his life was spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He loved “the lake” which was Lobster Lake by Alexandria. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoors man and enjoyed playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Marshall; his children, Rick (and Becky) Burgess of Fargo, N.D., Tim (and Eileen) Burgess of Danvers and Bonna (and Bill) Fischer of Marshall; four grandchildren, Jennifer Burgess of Las Vegas, Nev. and Daniel Burgess of Fargo, N.D., Zach Fischer and Sam Fischer of Marshall; and a sister, Lois Burgess of Alamo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dean Burgess.

Blessed be the memory of Rodger Charles Burgess.