Armand DeWitt Burgdorfer, 89, of Gardner, KS, passed away June 20, 2011, at Wellsville Retirement Community, Wellsville, KS. At his request there will be no service or visitation. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com
Armand was born December 12, 1921 to George and Josephine Burgdorfer on their dairy farm in rural Johnson County. He attended Prairie School when it was a two-room school and Shawnee Mission Rural High School. Armand enlisted in the US Army in 1940 and served in WWII in the Engineers in the Pacific Theater where he was in the battles on Saipan and Iwo Jima and received his Honorable Discharge in August, 1945. Armand married Beverly Bohn in 1948 and in 1950 they bought their farm near Gardner, KS where they raised their four children and one grandson. He was a member of the American Legion #153 in Olathe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Armand is survived by his wife Beverly; four children and eight grandchildren.