Richard Burda, age 78, of Harris died peacefully January 18, 2023 at home. A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 21st at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge.
Nebraska visitation will be held 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 24th at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, Nebraska and interment in Dublin Cemetery in Primrose at 12:30 PM.
Richard Galen Burda, son of Clarence and Helen (Olson) Burda, was born on December 31, 1944, in Rush City, MN. He went to school in Stark until the class moved to Harris and graduated from North Branch, MN, in 1963. He served with the Army’s Advanced Party and in the Support Unit from 1966-1967 in Vietnam. He worked to secure areas, set up field bases, was a Driver and operated the bulldozer and scraper.
Richard married Janet Doughty from Primrose, NE, on May 18, 1968, and had two daughters, Angela and Susan. He worked as a member of the Local 49 Union until retirement and enjoyed welding, working on tractors, family pets and wildlife, calling friends on his cellphone and visiting family.
Richard died peacefully on January 18, 2023, at home at the age of 78 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Jim Riess; brothers, Clarence Jr., Bruce, Curtis Burda; sisters-in-law, Pat and Arlene.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Janet; daughters, Angela and Susan; brother, Don Burda; and many treasured friends and family.
I worked with Rick for many yrs at Arnt Construction when it was decided it was time for me to run a scraper Rick showed me the ropes. Always made him angry as I would fly around the job as fast as the machine would go. He’d tell me you’re just a cowboy basically dumb kid just knows how to go fast. I have to thank him for teaching me lots of the tricks of the trade he was a good man who cared for his family and was a good friend to me. Thanks Ricky for everything
Adel Maria Kessler says
Just know, Janet, Angie and Susan, that Tom and I are holding you so very close in Prayer <3
Steve and Pattie says
We were so sad to hear of Dick’s passing. Dick and Jan have been our neighbors since we moved to the area in 1995. Always so friendly, loved to chat and always willing to help out if needed. We’ll miss the big smile and the waves when passing by their home or in their vehicle. Rest in Peace Dick~