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Joseph Alfred Burgess Jr.

March 3, 1944 April 30, 2020
Joseph Alfred Burgess Jr.
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Joseph A. Burgess Jr., age 76 of Dimondale, passed away April 30, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Joe was born March 3, 1944 in Lansing to Joseph and Lena Burgess. He was a retired tool and die maker who enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, race cars and his pets. He was a mechanical wizard and could build or fix anything. Throughout his life he was a race car driver, farmer, raised birds, raised mink, started a tool and die business and became a gun smith. Later in life his passion was his grandchildren, he loved doing things with them and teaching them anything they wanted.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Burgess, mother, Lena (Ristau) Burgess; wife, Diana (Cuson) Burgess; sisters, Gail Smith and Barb Stover. He is survived by his wife, Lynette; son, Rick (Marnie) Burgess; sisters-in law, Marion Guthrie and Joyce Rice; grandsons; Andrew (Rogena) Burgess and Zachary (Shelby) Burgess; great grandchildren, JoJo and Isaac; many nieces and nephews.

Out of respect and concern for public health and safety, the family has chosen to postpone funeral services. A memorial service is planned for a future date. The family entrusted arrangements to Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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