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Christian Burgard

Christian “Christ” Burgard, the son of Bernard and Theresa (Volk) Burgard was born on April 3, 1935 in rural Orrin, North Dakota.  He died at the age of 82 years on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Trinity Medical Center in Minot, North Dakota.

Christ was born and raised in rural Orrin and received his education at the Orrin School.  After his schooling, Christ worked on the family farm and for several of the area farmers.  On March 9, 1955, he was united in marriage to Cecilia Wolf at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Fulda.  The couple purchased a farm southeast of Towner where they raised their family, farmed and had a small cattle herd.  Christ also drove school bus for ten years.  He was a member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had great respect for the land and loved being home on the farm with family and friends.

Christ is survived by his wife of 62 years, Cecilia of Towner; children, Clyde (June) Burgard of Towner, Connie Frederick of Cooperstown, Christy (Robert) Baker of Estancia, New Mexico and Cathy (Leon) Nelson of Towner; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Benny (Darlene) Burgard of Bismarck, Johnny (Mary) Burgard of Page and Matt (Evie) Burgard of Jamestown; a sister, Nettie Schneider of Jamestown; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by sisters, Marion Stach, Angie Mitzel and Theresa Martwick; and his parents.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner with burial in the church cemetery.  Father Michael Schommer, Celebrant.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Towner and will continue Saturday for one hour prior to the time of services at the church.

Rosary and vigil prayer services will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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