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Payne Church of the Nazarene
Friday March 16th, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Ferd Burden, Jr.

Ferd Burden, Jr., 89 of Payne passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Ferd was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on February 19, 1923, a son of the late Hazel (Fry) and Ferd Ellsworth Burden.

He served his country during  World War II with the U.S. Coast Guard / Merchant Marine 1941-1945  and then served in the U.S. Army 1948-1949.

Ferd retired after 25 years from BF Goodrich & was a faithful member of Payne Church of the Nazarene.

In 1962 he married his wife of 49 years, Laura Cobb. Laura died Aug. 20, 2011.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Holly Jones of Payne, Ty John (Marcella) of Tooele, UT, David (Suzanne) and Jay Paul (Shellie), both of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; siblings, Alice Waterman of New Bremen, Bill of Spencerville & Mark of Lima.
He is also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Rachel Belle & eight siblings.

His funeral service is at Payne Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Mike Harper officiating on Friday, March 16 at 3 pm, with viewing two hours prior to the service at the church.

He will be laid to rest at Wiltsie Cemetery.

Memorials are to  American Bible Society (Bibles for the Troops) or Payne Church of the Nazarene.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

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Holly and family,
So sorry to hear of Ferd''s passing. I knew both he and your Mom as customers at the Antwerp Exchange Bank for all of the 25 years I have been here. They were always very nice. I will miss seeing him, as I know you will miss him also. Take care.

Nancy Lichty Mar 19 2012 12:00 AM

Holly, Ty, David and Jay Paul, we are sorry for your loss.  I know that you all had a very wonderful dad.  I know too that you will miss him very much.  You have all of our love and support for the days that lie ahead and beyond.  Our hope is Christ alone and in that hope is our faith and trust that we will see our wonderful parents again.  Love you all.

Bob and Anita Larimore Mar 16 2012 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy on the lost of your father. We have only the fondest memories of him. May God''s spirit comfort you thru this time & the days ahead.

Eldon & Kaye Taylor Mar 15 2012 12:00 AM

Jay and Shellie and family,
Sorry to hear about Jay''''s dad. Praying for your strength and grace during this time.

Karen Smith

Karen Smith Mar 15 2012 12:00 AM

Holly and girls, I was sad to see that Ferd had died.  I know all of you will truly miss him.  Your family is in my prayers.  I certainly enjoyed serving Laura and Ferd at the Antwerp Bank.   Holly, God's peace be with you and the family.

Rebekah Smith Mar 14 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Burden Family.... Your Dad was a good man and without any doubt has inherited eternal life.  We all know he served the Church and his Lord faithfully.  You have my sympathy. Jim Hooker, Mesa, AZ

Jim Hooker Mar 13 2012 12:00 AM

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