Burgert, Alfred Leander

Name: Burgert, Alfred Leander
Burial Date: 1958, 10/13
Age at Death: 67
Plot Location: 911 Mausoleum
Notes: husband of Myrtle Alma(Atkinson)
War: WW1


A. L. Burgert, 67, Sterling businessman for thirty-two years, passed away last Friday at the Sterling Hospital.  He had been ill for two days.

Prior to his retirement in 1947, Mr. Burgert was president of the First National Bank of Sterling. He started in the banking business at the Bank of McLouth in 1918.  He was subsequently associated with a bank at LaHarpe, as cashier, before coming to Sterling in 1926 to join the First National as cashier.  He served as president of the Sterling bank from 1931 to 1947.

During his nearly thirty years in the banking business, he was active in many civic and community projects. He served as treasurer of Sterling College for twenty-three years. He was a member of the College Board of Trustees for fifteen years, and was business manager for the College, following retirement from the bank, from 1947 to 1956.  He was a former mayor of Sterling; past president of the Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Sterling Lions club. He was affiliated with the American Legion for many years.

He was born in Gallatin, Mo., March 14, 1891. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and had served as a trustee of the Sterling church a number of years.

He is survived by his widow, Myrtle, one son, Alfred L. of Pittsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Brassfield and Mrs. Lena Tharpe, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday from the Volkland Chapel at Hutchinson with Rev. Kenneth P. Smith and Rev. Alfred Spotts officiating.  Temporary entombment was made at the Eastside Mausoleum in Hutchinson. Final resting place will be in a family mausoleum in the Sterling Cemetery.

From the Sterling Bulletin 10/09/1958

A.L. Burgert married Myrtle Alma(Atkinson) in 1921 at McClouth. They later lived in Sterling where he was president of the First National Bank. He preceded her in death in 1958 at Sterling.

Birth: Mar. 14, 1891
Death: Oct. 3, 1958

Family links:
Myrtle A. Atkinson Burgert (1890 – 1977)*

*Calculated relationship

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