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Orville Eugene “Gene” Burgin passed away on December 9, 2021 after a month long fight in the ICU on a ventilator. The destruction of COVID extends far beyond what it does to those it takes from us.
We wish to thank all the nurse’s who took such care of not just are father, but our family. All you do is appreciated.
Gene was born December 2, 1940 in Chicago, IL and was raised in Wichita, KS. From there he started his family in Independence, Missouri. Gene worked for over 35 years in the dental industry. He started as a service technician and retired in 2010 as a salesmen.
Gene could be content sitting on the couch, watching TV or eating a good meal. Gene had a kind heart and his family was so important to him. And a quick wit. He enjoyed time with friends and family. His travels took him to Caribbean Islands, Washington DC, South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, and California to name a few. He was blessed with experiences like a cruise to Hawaii with a chopper ride over the volcano, watching a hurricane come inland on the east coast, and as a “spry young man” almost 70 ziplining through the cloud forest of Costa Rica. On good authority, he was also quite the square dancer.
Gene survived by: his wife, Judy; children, Jerri (Wally), Jodi (Heidi), Jay, Rhonda (Duane), Christopher, Malesa (Dustin), Chris (Tallese), Jace, Eric; 16 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, one great-granddaughter.