Clifford P. “Cliff” Burgess Sr., of Stoughton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. He was born on Aug. 23, 1934, in Darlington, the son of Albert and Hazel (Clayton) Burgess.
Cliff was the first one to offer a helping hand. He especially enjoyed helping people in his complex. Cliff was loved and appreciated by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Cliff’s hobbies included riding his motorcycle, fishing, morning trips to the casino, and especially spending time with his great grandchildren, Bradyn, Easton, Jordyn, Wesley and Aubree, who gave him great joy.
Cliff also enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and visiting with his kids, Barb (Larry) Bunde and Peggy Burgess; and grandkids, Jen (Nick), Lindsay (Andy), Bryan and Amber. He had a special place in his heart for his nephews, Harry, Francis, Kenny and Dale and their families; his brothers-in-law, Raymond Schultz and Dean Reed; and sisters-in-law, Josephine Weier and Catherine Tremelling.
Cliff was joined in marriage to Joyce Tremelling on July 3, 1954, in Mineral Point. They had six children, Barb (Larry) Bunde, Nancy (Tyler) Tennessen, Peggy Burgess, Terry Bennett and Cliff (Theresa) Burgess Jr; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce; daughter, Karen Jean Burgess; grandchildren, Brandon Lee Burgess, Andrew Lee Burgess and Jessica Lynn Burgess; and brothers and sisters, Louise Meehan, Albert Burgess Jr., Herman Burgess, Ann Schultz, Delores Douglas, Mary Zink, Robert Burgess and Barney Burgess. A Celebration of Life will be held at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.