LAWRENCEVILLE, Illinois — Margaret “Nadine” (Wagoner) Burgoon, age 93, of Lawrenceville, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1927, in Flat Rock the daughter of Ford and Laura (Weger) Wagoner.
She was a devoted mother of three and loving wife to Garrel “Bud” Burgoon Jr. for 64 years. They were married on Sept. 10, 1949, at Pisgah Church, south of Bridgeport, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2014.
Nadine’s husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Along with her “oil man” husband, Bud, they lived in many places: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin, before returning home to Lawrenceville. She was a licensed beautician, a bowler, and a member of Garden Club and 4-H Club. Nadine’s mother was her 4-H leader, where she was pridefully taught to sew, quilt, and cook at an early age. She passed these traits on to her daughters, Jill and JoBeth. In her earlier years, she was a member of the Pisgah Church and then later on became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville.
Grandma — the definition of grace until the end. She was a quiet matriarch of her family — always carried herself with class and poise. We adored her will to keep her nails polished and her hair done — even with nowhere to go, or in case she saw “grandpa.” Our memories of her as children were all presented with the utmost sweetness, endearing care for us, and generosity. Her long nails for back tickles will be felt for years to come! We feel blessed she was able to know and love our babies — that provided her endless smiles and life in her last days. She will be missed, but know she lived a life well lived and loved.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; and one great-grandchild, River Donaldson.
Survivors include her three children, Jill Anne and Thomas Donaldson of Mission Viejo, California, JoBeth and Robert McDonald of Neshkoro, Wisconsin, and Jeffrey Garrel and Jamalee Chapman Burgoon of West Bloomfield, Michigan; one sister, Delma Carol and William Wagoner Boyd of Atlanta, Georgia; 11 grandchildren, Ian Matthew Donaldson, Andrew Thomas Donaldson, Thomas Courtland Donaldson, Meghan Louise McDonald Murray, Elizabeth “Betsy” Anne McDonald Velarde, Benjamin Robert McDonald, Robert “Robbie” Reid McDonald, Brianne Burgoon, Lora Ellen “Ellie” Burgoon, Lillian Grace Burgoon, and Gavin Garrel Burgoon; and 10 great-grandchildren, Oliver Reece, Shephard James, and River Frances Donaldson; Keaton Phillip, Graham Stuart, and Camille Ford Velarde; Barrett Garrel and Lincoln Charles Murray; and Nolan Robert and Benson Bradley McDonald.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. CDT on Monday at the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville and may be viewed on the Emmons Macey and Steffey Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. CDT on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pisgah Church, Lawrence County Historical Society, Lawrenceville V.F.W. No. 2244, or Alzheimer’s Association.
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maceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.