Howard R. Burdick, 95, of Matherville, Illinois died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial will be in Farlow Grove Cemetery, Matherville. Memorials may be left for the Community Church of Matherville.
Howard was born February 27, 1916 in Cicero, Illinois a son of Elmer and Victoria Larson Burdick. In 1936, he married Gladys Hogan. He later married Mabel R. Jackson Petersen on August 21, 1954. She preceded him in death on November 29, 1999.
Mr. Burdick worked as a machinist at the Rock Island Arsenal for many years, retiring in 1972. He served in the Army during World War II. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to duck hunt, fish and care for his Labradors. He was a member of the Community Church of Matherville, Matherville Eagles, NRA and Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors (spouses) include his daughters, Carol (Charles) Swanson, Lynn Center, IL and Nancy (Craig) Miller, Rock Island, IL; 6 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister.