College Football and the Football Gazette Family Morns the loss of Thomas ‘Tom’ H. Bourgart

Thomas "Tom" Bourgart

My Uncle Tom was the inspiration for my Dad “Don Hansen” to start covering College Football.  Today, My Uncle lost his battle with cancer.  I truly appreciate all Aunt Dot and He did for my Dad.  Over the past 2 years we have lost 3 of College Footballs biggest fans: Don Hansen, Craig Burroughs, and Thomas Bourgart.  You are all missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Dot, Ted and Tod.

Obituary for Mr. Thomas ‘Tom’ H. Bourgart

Thomas ‘Tom’ H. Bourgart
Beloved husband of Dorothy ‘Dotty’ Bourgart.
Loving father of of Ted (Sue) and Tod (Mary) Bourgart.
Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Ryan, Maureen, Erica and Joseph. Proud great grandfather of Nathaniel, Jacob, and Anthony.
Dear brother of Gladys Kulzer. Uncle of Pam (Denny) Bergstrom and Peter Kulzer.

Tom proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Tom’s dedication to service was known through his participation in a number of organizations.
He was a past comander of the Franklin Park American Legion Post #974. Tom was a member of the Park Ridge VFW, the Tin Can Sailors, and the CJ Badger Association DD657.
He retired after many years of dedicated service from the Lockheed Air Terminal (O’Hare).

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Elmhurst Memorial Hospice Program at
855 N Church Ct, Elmhurst, IL, 60126, and or any charity of your choice in Tom’s name.

Visitation will begin on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park, Il 60131.
Family and friends will gather on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 3342 Calwagner Street Franklin Park, IL.
Inurnment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

For information pleae call Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium at (847) 678-1950.

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