Charles Joseph Burgart

charles burgart
Charles Joseph Burgart, age 61, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at his home. Charles Joseph was born on June 2, 1953 to Melvin and Rita (Huegel) Burgart in New Hampton. He attended grade school at Lourdes and graduated from New Hampton High School. Upon graduating he began working at TriMark and working with various dairy farmers. He also worked sandblasting and at A-Tek. Most recently, Charlie worked at Qually’s Feed and Grain in Jerico, as well as, continuing helping friends with field work. Farming has played throughout Charlie’s life, as he raised beef cattle. He had a great passion for his animals, always naming each of his cattle. He enjoyed fishing, and his trips to Las Vegas and especially enjoyed spending time with nieces and nephews. Charlie was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Charlie is survived by his beloved dog, Spook; his siblings, Bill (Ginny) Burgart of Rochester, MN, Pat (Sam) Vacek of Oxford Junction, IA, Paul (Hyun Sook) Burgart of Boston, MA; Arlene (Mike) LaPlant of Red Wing, MN, Marlene (Marty) Wiley of Detroit Lakes, MN, Doris (Dean) Wendschuh of Bella Vista, AR, Jean Burgart of Cresco, IA, Nancy (Dan) Heiselman of New Hampton, IA, Shirley Burgart and Special Friend, Mike of Anchorage, AK and Karen (Kenny) Fosters of Sulphur Springs, TX; two aunts, Florentine Huegel of New Hampton, IA and Lucille Burgart of Elma, IA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Rita Burgart and his brother, Kenny Burgart.

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  1. Our deepest sympathies. Charlie touched our lives deeply. We are keeping your family in our prayers and in our thoughts. We will miss him greatly.
    Tyler, Sara, Brenna and Lauren Throndson

  2. Our condolences to Charles’ family. I graduated from high school with him. We are saddened by your loss.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  3. So very sorry for your loss of Charlie, Thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  4. Deepest sympathy to Charles family. May you find comfort and peace in special memories that you carry in your hearts of him now and in days to come.

  5. To the entire Burgart Family, you all have our sympathy, on the passing of Charles. I was shocked and deeply saddened when i heard the news! Charles and I had a lot of good times “back in the good-ol days”, and those memories will always be there for me! Thinking of you all and god bless….. R.I.P. Charles Leo and Bev Dowd

  6. I would like to express my sympathies to our cousins. I’m sorry to hear of your loss.

    Glen, Laura, Jenny Schwickerath

  7. Dear Nancy Family, Sorry about loss of your brother. And thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Brenda Parks

  8. Deepest sympathies to the Burgart family. Will miss not seeing Charlie around and will think of him every time we drive pass the farm. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may your memories be a comfort to you.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you all are, and my heart hurts for you. May your memories with Charles help heal your pain and sorrow. Comfort, prayers, and hugs to all of you. Susan Embretson

  10. Jean, Nancy & family, So sorry for the loss of your brother! So sudden and hard to believe.Our prayers and sympathy are with you all!
    Ken & Jeanine

  11. Nancy, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family’s in this difficult time

  12. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2)

  13. It was such a shock to hear that Charlie passed away. I will always have very special memories of him, his smile and his sparkly blue eyes. He had a very warm, kind soul. He will be missed very much.

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