Donald E. “Don” Burgess

Birth: 2/16/1941

Death: 5/21/2013

Celebration of Life at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 3663 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia

Memorial Service will be scheduled later.


Don passed away of a heart attack on May 21, 2013 in Lacey, Washington, at the age of 72. He was born February 16, 1941 in Pomeroy, Wisconsin to Larry and May Burgess.  He graduated from North Thurston High School, served in the U.S. Navy, and worked at Washington State Labor and Industries.  He was a 25-year resident of Lacey.

Don was very good to all people.  He loved his Mariners and Seahawks, and enjoyed going to Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill, NASCAR, remote control planes, hunting and fishing, playing pool, and HAM radio.
He is survived by his Aunt Coral Burgess, Ronald Burgess, Laura Burgess, Nic Burgess, Gary Burgess, and Greg Burgess.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Uncle Wally Burgess, and Randy Burgess.

Please leave memories of Don or condolences for his family in the Guestbook below.

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8 responses to “Burgess, Donald E. “Don””

  1. Cynthia Cain ( Fleck ) says:

    My heart is still saddened by Dons passing he was very good friend my father a close enough friend that he was part of our extended family although a little grumpy sometimes it was wonderful person and is truly truly missed we love and miss you Don

  2. Bob and Carolyn Hawkey says:

    We were sorry to see that Don had passed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends during this time of loss.

  3. apryl says:

    though I have not seen don in a bit, he always had a little part of my heart. stubborn old dude, but funny in his own way. I enjoyed hanging out with him and dennis. I send love.

  4. Norma & Randy Campbell says:

    Dear old Don….. He could be alitlle grumpy at times but yet he had a heart of Gold. He sure will be missed by us and so many more of his friends and also the dogs that would come into Frankies as he always had a treat to feed them.

  5. A Man of Great Character says:

    I enjoyed very much listening to Don’s stories and life experiences. He was larger than life in every sense of the word. Although I hadn’t seen him for some time, he is not someone I could ever forget. Thinking about him makes me smile. I will miss him.

  6. Denise and Terry Nissley says:

    We will miss Don very much. He has been a good friend to us for many many years. Cranky and loveable with a heart of gold. We will remember you always. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  7. James Smith says:

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Don Burgess. my heart and prayers go out to the family. from the short time I knew him he became a great friend.

  8. Howard & Georgia Rumsey says:

    We are sorry to see the Don passed. He was always such a nice person.

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