Michael L. Burford (53) of Effingham


Published on November 7 2013 2:43 pm

Michael L. Burford, 53, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 7:54 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to service time, Saturday morning at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements.

Michael was born November 15, 1959 in Effingham, the son of Lawrence C. and Marion L. (Hoedebecke) Burford. Michael graduated from Teutopolis High School in 1978 and then attended Lake Land College in Mattoon. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham and Teutopolis Knights of Columbus Council #2874.

Michael is survived by his mother, Marion Burford of Effingham; sister, Pat Hartke of Vandalia; nephew, Caleb Hartke of Dieterich and niece, Courtney (wife Kristen) Voesmaer of Milwaukee, WI; great-nephew and great-niece Hugo and Stella Voesmaer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence; brother-in-law, Mel Hartke; grandparents, Louis and Lucile Hoedecke and Clarence and Lorraine Burford.