I. Leonard Burd

Mantorville Express
February 3, 1940

Death Comes to I.L. Burd Saturday After long, tedious illness.

I. Leonard Burd, a resident in and near Mantorville for the past 32 years, died in his home Saturday night at the age of 74 years, of a heart attack. He has been in delicate health for many years, and his demise was not wholly unexpected, although it is always a shock when death comes.

Deceased was born in Peru, Iowa, July 9th, 1866, where he spent his boyhood days and attended the public school. On Dec. 3, 1890 he was united in marriage with Miss Clara (Cora) THURMAN of Atwood, Kansas, going to Illinois to make their home, later coming to Minnesota, which has been their home the past thirty two years.

They celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary December 3, 1939. Surving are his wife, two sons, Floyd of West Concord and Gilbert of Eyota, and two daughters, Mrs. Lee Meyers of West Concord and Mrs Alfred Raddatz of Pine Island, and several grandchildren.

Their son Verne, was the only Mantorville soldier killed in service during the World War and the American Legion Post organized in Mantorville was named after him.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and 2 o'clock at the Congregational church, Rev. John Peters assisted by Rev. Saunders of Pine Island having charge of the service. Mrs Frank Ferrin and Mrs Wm. Campbell with Mrs Ford Blanch at the organ sang several selections very beautifully. The bearers were Bob Meeker of Hastings, Chester Myers of West Concord and Ford Blanch, Ed Andrist, A.C. Mutchler and Henry Naegeli of the village. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.

The floral offerings which were many and beautiful were proof conclusive of the high esteem and respect in which he was held by his many friends in the community.

Cards of Thanks: We take this means of thanking the many friends for their acts of kindness in our late bereavement, the loss of husband and father. Especially do we thank the Rebecca Lodge and the Kasson-Mantorville Auxiliary for their many kind acts. Also the pastors for their comforting words and the singers for their beautiful music.
Mrs. I.L. Burd and Family.

submitted by Donna Irish

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