Michael L. Burford, 53, of Effingham, passed away at 7:54 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Effingham. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Michael was born Nov. 15, 1959, in Effingham, the son of Lawrence C. and Marion L. Hoedebecke Burford. Michael graduated from Teutopolis High School in 1978 and then attended Lake Land College in Mattoon. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham and Teutopolis Knights of Columbus Council 2874.
Michael is survived by his mother, Marion Burford of Effingham; sister, Pat Hartke of Vandalia; nephew, Caleb Hartke of Dieterich; niece, Courtney (Kristen) Vosmaer of Milwaukee; great-nephew and great-niece, Hugo and Stella Vosmaer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence; brother-in-law, Mel Hartke; grandparents, Louis and Lucile Hoedecke and Clarence and Lorraine Burford.
Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.