Name: Burgert, Alfred Leland
Burial Date: 2004, 05/16
Age at Death: 79
Plot Location: 910 H Cremains
Notes: husband of Betty Jane(Koontz)
Died 2003, 12/16
US Army War: WW2
Alfred Leland Burgert
Alfred L. Burgert, 79, of Pittsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, following an illness.
He was born March 14, 1924, at Lawrence, to Alfred Leander and Myrtle Alma (Atkinson) Burgert. He grew up in Sterling. Following three years of military service during World War II, he attended and graduated from the law and business schools at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He also received a lieutenant’s commission in the Army Reserve.
He married Betty Jane Koontz on Aug. 21, 1946, at Sterling. She survives of the home.
Mr. Burgert was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1950 and immediately joined First State Bank of Pittsburg. In 1964, he graduated from the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, N.J. He was a former president and chief executive officer of First State Bank & Trust Co., Pittsburg, from 1972 to 1989 and director of the bank from 1967 to 1990.
In 1967, he completed a year as president of the Kansas Bankers Association trust division. He also served several terms as a member of the KBA executive council. He was inducted into the KBA 50-year club in 1989 and was a 50-year member of the Kansas Bar Association. He also was a member of Pittsburg Lions Club and the Presbyterian churches. He was a past president of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, YMCA, Pittsburg State University Endowment Association and the Pittsburg Public Library Board. He was active in more than 30 United Way fund drives, including four years as co-chairman of the major gifts section and one term on the United Way board. He served several terms as an elder of the Presbyterian churches. He was a trustee, Sunday school teacher and church treasurer, all in Pittsburg churches. He served on the Mid-America board of trustees for 21 years and the Pittsburg Industrial Development Corp. at the time of his retirement. He also served on the board of the Friends of Axe Library and as a member of the PSU Athletic Advisory Board.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Maretta K. Jeuland of Chicago; two sons, Alfred L. Burgert of Asbury, Mo., and Philip L. Burgert of Oak Park, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Schaller and the Rev. Patty Schaller officiating. Mr. Burgert’s body will be cremated following the service. Private family burial will be in Sterling Cemetery at Sterling at a later date. The family will receive friends following the services in the parlor at the Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St.