Melvin Julius Burgus

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Melvin Julius Burgus, 91, of Seneca, died May 23, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. 

Melvin was born April 7, 1925 in Seneca Township, the son of William Frederick and Maude (Ward) Burgus. He attended country school in Seneca. He was united in marriage to Loretta Leola Krachey on April 4, 1959. To this union four children were born, William, Donald, Duane and Teresa. In his younger years, Melvin was a truck driver. He was a farmer throughout Crawford County for many years. Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and dog, Patch. 

Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Loretta; four children, William Burgus of Gays Mills, Donald (Valerie) Burgus of La Crosse, Duane (Sarah) Burgus of Eastman, and Teresa Burgus (Mark Baker, fiancé); ten grandchildren and seventeen great- grandchildren. 

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; one brother in infancy, Duane Burgus; and five siblings, Carl Burgus, Sophie Lewis, Emma Knutson, Robert Burgus and Harley Burgus. 

There will be a private family service at a later date. The Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Prairie du Chien, is helping the family with arrangements. 

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