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Steven Charles Burgess

August 19, 1946 ~ January 4, 2019 (age 72)


Steven Charles Burgess, 72 of Elkhorn, WI died Friday January 4, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Janesville, WI surrounded by his loving family.    Steve was the son of the late James and Gladys (Gaul) Burgess.  He graduated from Elkhorn High School with the Class of 1964.  Steve received multiple letters in FFA, track, wrestling, football and was captain of the football team.  There he met the love of his life, Carol Ann Wolf.  They were united in marriage on June 17, 1967 at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church Elkhorn, WI, where Steve had been baptized and served as an acolyte.    Steve was a salesman for Wickes Lumber Company, which became ProBuild Supply, for over 48 years retiring in 2012.  He was recognized as a leader in the industry and received numerous awards for his outstanding work.  Steve was one of the founding members of the Lakeland Builder’s Association in 1979.  Steve enjoyed building bird houses and working on a variety of other woodworking projects on the family farm in Dousman, WI.  He and Carol enjoyed spending time in the winter at their condo in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Steve was family-focused; always putting others before himself.  He was a devoted husband, caring father and a loving papa who will be deeply missed by his family and friends and anyone who was blessed to have known him.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol, his son, Christon “Chris” (Gretchen) Burgess of Whitewater, WI, his beloved grandchildren: Mason and Madison Burgess, his brother Howard (Judy) Burgess of Elkhorn, WI and his sister Susan (Wayne) Smith of Friendship, WI, six nieces and nephews: Jill Anderson of Elkhorn, WI, Day (John) Fandrich of Monroe, WI, Jason (Hasha) Acerbi of Humble, TX, Jody (Heidi) Smith of Kenosha, WI and Ryan Smith of Bristol, WI, six great-nieces and nephews: Katelyn, Nicholas, Haley, Jayden, Macie and Beckett and by a host of other relatives and friends.  Funeral service will be 9:30 AM Saturday January 12, 2019 at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church 13 South Church Street Elkhorn, WI with Father Andrew Hanyzewski officiating with a luncheon to follow.  Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Summit, WI.  Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday January 11, 2019 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory 730 N. Wisconsin Street Elkhorn, WI.  Mason and Madison meant the world to their Papa; therefore as per Steve’s wishes in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Mason’s and Madison’s college fund.  On-line guestbook is at

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January 11, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Elkhorn
730 N. Wisconsin St
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Funeral Service
January 12, 2019

9:30 AM
St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
13 S. Church Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121

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