Loretta Burgad


Loretta Burgad, 92, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society – Miller Pointe, Mandan, ND.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Bismarck Funeral Home.  Family will begin greeting guests one hour prior to the service.  A burial will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 12:00 PM at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

Loretta was born on September 30, 1930, in Bismarck, North Dakota to Joseph and Barbara (Senger) Kelsch.  She was raised in Linton, ND and graduated from Linton High School in 1948.

On June 6, 1949, she married Clarence Burgad.  Together they farmed and ranched in Linton until 1975.  She was a hardworking woman who enjoyed working, over the years she worked at the Linton hospital, JCPenney, Roberts Floral, Dollar Discount, ARC, and lastly Dan’s SuperValu when she retired at the age of 90. Through the years she had her regular customers who always enjoyed her company.

Loretta was a loving mother, grandma and great grandma who cherished spending time with her family. She loved to cook and bake delicious meals for her loved ones and enjoyed crocheting blankets and dish towels for them as well. Family meals on Tuesday nights were a special tradition that the family looked forward to every week.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but her memory will live on through the many lives she touched.

Loretta is survived by her daughters, Toni Ann (Dan) Weber of Linton, ND and Thecla Ohlhauser of Bismarck, ND; sons, Terry (Janice) Burgad of Bismarck, Timothy (Alice) Burgad of Linton, and Tyrone (Crystal) Burgad of Mandan, ND; grandchildren, Jesse (Jessica) Burgad, Terri Lynn Burgad, Thompsun Burgad, Shawn (Manisha) Burgad, Justin (friend, Cardi) Burgad, Kayln “K.C.” (Amanda) Burgad, Amber (Matt) Zimny, Jessica (Jeff) Evenson, Brent (Betty) Weber, Bryce (Valerie) Weber, Brady (Jessica) Weber, Brandon (Taylor) Weber, Christopher (Christine) Ohlhauser, and Isaac Burgad; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Faith, Samuel, Austin (Autumn), Sierra (Derek), Riot, Bennett, Claire, Rylan, Jordyn, Camden, Gus, Jada, Hailey, Walker, Lydia, Wyatt, Daxon, and Callie; sisters-in-law, JoAnn Kelsch and Viola Kelsch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents, great-granddaughter, Brynn Evenson; her brothers, Alvin and Joe Kelsch; half-brothers, Louis Roehrich, John Roehrich, Anton Kelsch and Gregory Kelsch; half-sisters, Alice Eberle, Rose Schumacher, and Maggie Fischer; sisters-in-law, Annette Kelsch and Malonia Kelsch.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Miller Pointe for taking such good care of mom during her stay. The staff was so caring and wonderful.


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Loretta had so much love to share and a love for life. We always enjoyed visiting with Loretta and she has a special place in our heart. May God bless you all and give you comfort.

Loretta was such a sweet lady – I enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

May you rest in peace.

Rest in peace Loretta. May God bless you all.

My husband and I always enjoyed visiting with Loretta when she worked at Dan’s Super Market. Shortly before Covid hit I overheard her conversation with a customer at Dan’s mentioning the year she graduated from high school. I quickly did the math and realized how old she was and was so surprised! As I was checking out I asked her if I heard her correctly and she confirmed her age. I gained even more admiration for her when she told me she would be retiring soon so she could do some traveling! I sure hope she was able to do that!
My husband laughs when he remembers Loretta asking him why he was buying so many purple cabbage and he said he was going to make holupsi (cabbage rolls) and in her Emmons County way said “you can’t make cabbage rolls with purple cabbage!”
Sending our sympathies to all of you.
Jim and Julie Haussler

Last edited 1 year ago by Julie Haussler

I loved visiting with Loretta at Dan’s in Arrowhead and when she was working in the Yorktown location. I would wait in line at her checkout even though other’s were open. My mom is from the same area so we would talk about everyone we knew!! Wonderful lady, she amazed me that she was still working at 90. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

We were neighbors on the farm growing up and would ride our Shetlands to visit and play. have visited with Loretta over the years while shopping at Dan’s. She always had a smile and would ask about my Parents, as well as hometown conversation. She had a strong work ethic and was a delight to visit with. I had knee surgery and could not attend the funeral but thoughts and condolences to all of you.
Rest in Peace!
Mary Bartsch