Charles Burghardt, 74

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Charles W. Burghardt, 74, of Grand View, died Sept. 29, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Nampa.

Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 3, at the Riverside Cemetery in Grand View. Services were under the directions of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, Mountain Home.

Burghardt was born March 9, 1931, in Grand View, the son of William and Lulu Burghardt.

Charles graduated from Grand View High School in 1949 and then moved to Chicago in 1952, where he worked in a factory and lived with the Horton family for one and a half years.

After Chicago, he moved to California for about two years and lived with the Vanderford family and worked on freeways around the Hayward area.

Charles then moved back to Grand View to work the family ranch. He managed the ranch until 1993 when he sold the ranch and retired.

Charles loved being in the Owyhee mountains tending the ranch and the cattle. He was a life-time member of the Owyhee Cattleman's Association.

He is survived by: a sister, Willa, and her husband, George Hipwell, of Grand View, a sister Althea Martel of Corvallis, Ore., a brother, William Burghardt of Wilsonville, Ore., a brother, Edd Burghardt of Hamilton, Mont., and a brother, Frank Burghardt of Barnesville, Ga., along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by both parents.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Grand View Ambulance c/o Donna Bennett, 573 N. Bennett Road, Grand View, Idaho 83624.