Chester C. Burress


Chester C. Burress, 85, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, February 4, 1925, in Martin Co., Ind, died Saturday, November 13, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Burress retired as a Locamotive Engineer for Terminal Railroad.


He was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Ray and Ada Burress
  • Brother: Beecher Burress
  • Sisters:
    • Cloe Lawton
    • Eva Ramsey

Surviving are his:

  • Sons
    • Darrell D. Burress of Caseyville, IL
    • Duane D. (Crystal) Burress of Belleville, IL
  • Step-Children
    • Michael A. (Kathy) Janik of Freeburg, IL
    • Louis A. (Deborah) Janik Sr. of Columbia, IL
    • Jean M. Janik of Evansville, IL
  • Sisters
    • Ester O'Hara
    • Gretna Cornelius
  • Grandchildren
    • James M. Burress
    • Jacob A. Burress
    • Caitlyn M. Burress
    • Casey L. Burress
  • Great-Granddaughter: Ava C. Burress

Visitation: Friends may call from 5-7 pm., Wednesday, November 17 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at 10:15 am Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

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