Kevin J. Burson, 56, of Burwell passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ord. Reverend Glenda Pearson will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to an educational fund for his son, Cody. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kevin John Burson was born June 27, 1962, at Burwell, Nebraska to Evert and Mary (Kirby) Burson. He was raised on the family farm east of Burwell and received his education at Midvale 4-M in Garfield County and graduated from Burwell High School in 1980. During his school years, Kevin was involved in 4-H and FFA.
Kevin continued his education at Central Community College at Hastings where he studied welding and graduated in 1982. On November 19, 2005, Kevin was united in marriage to Joyce Gdanitz at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ord. The couple made their home, raised their son, Cody; and farmed and ranch on the Burson family farm east of Burwell. Kevin spent his entire life on the family farm and was a third generation owner. In 2015, the family was the recipient of the Aksarben Pioneer Farm Family.
Kevin was a member of the Local Young Farmers, and served as Treasurer; he also served as President and Vice President of the Nebraska Young Farmers; and was involved in Nebraska Cattleman. He was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church and a past President; he served on the Garfield Rural Fire Board and was a past President and also served on the Garfield County Election Board.
Kevin enjoyed spending time with his son, Cody. They enjoyed doing the chores, woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce and their son, Cody both of Burwell; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Dave George of Kearney; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Maureen of Lincoln, Larry and MaryJo of Gretna; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Liz Gdanitz of O’Neil and Justin and Julie Gdanitz of Wray, Colorado; and many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and parents-in-law, Gerald and MaryLou Gdanitz.