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Jeffrey Alan Burgess

Jeffrey Alan Burgess

Jeffrey Alan Burgess age 55, of Quincy died on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:27 p.m. in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. Jeff was born January 23, 1962 in Quincy, the son of Donald & Jackie (Rouse) Burgess. He married Jill E. Fessler in the Chapel at Quincy University on July 21, 1984, and she survives.

Jeff was employed by Johnson and Johnson in Pharmaceutical Sales for the past 18 years. Previously, he was the sales manager at UniSource.
He was a 1980 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame. He graduated in 1984 from Quincy University, and in 1991, received his MBA from Q.U.
Jeff was a member of the Church of St. Peter. He had a talent for giving practical and wise advice; he fit the description of a life coach very well. Jeff was family oriented, he dearly loved, and was so very proud of his kids. As he was looking ahead to retiring in a few years, he had plans to buy a pick-up truck and along with his son, Nick, use his skills as a handyman to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Jeff was an avid sportsman and a Dallas Cowboy fan. He loved traveling, especially to warm destinations. He was known for his meticulously cared-for yard, he truly loved doing yardwork and landscaping.

In addition to his wife Jill, survivors also include his daughter, Brooke Burgess of Nashville, TN and son, Nick Burgess of Quincy. His mother-and-father-in-law, Bill and Sandy Fessler of Quincy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff Fessler and his husband Jamey Young of Shanghai, China; Amy Derrick of Quincy; Todd Fessler and his wife Diane of Seattle, WA; two nieces; Claire and Emme Fessler of Seattle.
Many loving friends, and aunts and uncles also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his Rouse and Burgess grandparents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter officiated by Monsignor Leo Enlow. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church. Memorials are suggested to John Wood Community College Foundation for the College for Life Program. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Wayne Whipps
Cedar Falls, IA
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Thoughts and prayers to Jill, Brooke and Nick and family. Good Bless
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Pam and Les Holcombe
Florence, AL
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Our thoughts are with all of you. We are very sorry for your loss .
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Amanda wallace
Clayton, IL
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Jill and family so sorry for your loss. Sending you all my hugs and prayers.
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Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To the entire Burgess family you all have our deepest sympathy. A friend of his at Q.N.D. & when he would come into QMG for his job we always had to laugh & remember back to crazy things at Obert's farm. RIP
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Dr. Stilianos Efstratiadis
Quincy, IL
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Jill,
My thoughts are with all of you. I am very sorry for your loss.
Dr. E
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Ken Sparrow
Liberty, IL
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So sad to hear about this. Jeff was a great manager (seems like yesterday) and an even better man. Prayers for Jill and the family.
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steve emerick
maryland heights, MO
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I was a classmate of Jeff in High school and College, Always held him in very high regard, My deepest sympathy to his family.
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Kim Smith
Harrisburg, NC
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To Jill, Brooke, and Nick, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers as you go through this terrible time.
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Larry OHara
Flower Mound, TX
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Jill and family-
I have been thinking about you so many times over the last few days. You have our sincere condolences.
I know your loss will be so much heavier going through this holiday season
I wish for you that your memories will brighten moments in your days ahead. That your time with family will soften your pain. And that God will comfort and strengthen you through it all

I wish I could just hug you and I hope these words will convey our heartfelt sympathies. And we wish that your beautiful heart and strong sense of humor will shine brightly again very soon

Our love is extended to you all

Larry and Carla OHara
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Jane Peterson
Quincy, IL
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Jeff was one special guy who always had a smile on his face. He always displayed a kind and caring attitude and truly listened. I will miss him. So sorry to the family.
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Jerry and Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL, IL
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Jill and Family
Such shock to see that Jeff had passed. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. He will truly be missed by so many.
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Scott Grannan
Chicago, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all in this difficult time.
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Scott Grannan
Chicago, IL
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Very sorry for your loss. Condolences and prayers for your whole family.
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Catherine and Tom Tracy
Mt. Sterling, IL
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Jill, Brooke, and Nick, Our hearts ache for you as you grieve. Just knowing Brooke, he certainly left this world a better place. May the angels wrap you in their protective wings during the days and year ahead. Hugs from our family to yours.
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Curt & Kim Maas
Quincy, IL
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JILL and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Curt and I have such fond memories of the Quincy United days. We will continue to pray for you.
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Deborah (Fessler) Mersino
Eugene, OR
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Jill, I can’t imagine what you, Brooke and Nick must be going through. I can only pray and share that my heart and prayers are with you, as so many are.
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Melissa L Newton
Timewell, IL
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I wanted to send my condolences to you and the kids' Jill. I know it's been awhile since I babysat Brooke but I wanted you to know you are in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.
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Amy Kientzle
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear this Jill!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Pam and Kendall Bailey
Quincy, IL
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Jill, Brooke and Nick

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Dr Gina Musolino
Tampa, FL
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So sorry for your loss, Jill. Mom & Jeff went straight to Heaven & I know St Peter opened the gates wide! May you memories bring you some peace for the times you had together and love you shared. Hugs~gina