In memory of

   Violet Burgett



Mrs. Violet L. Burgett, at the proud age of 92, of Grand Rapids (Comstock Park), passed away Friday, May 8, 2009 at Pilgrim Manor in Grand Rapids. She was born on October 2, 1916 to Carl J. and Theresa Orabelle (Mixter) Nelson. She graduated from South High School of Grand Rapids, and married Kenneth G. Burgett on September 25, 1937. Together they raised two children, and owned and operated Burgett Floral and Nursery for 35 years before retiring. A lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Violet was one of eleven children. She will be fondly remembered for her wonderful stories, one who loved to play cards, quick wit and great sense of humor. Always with a quick smile, Violet often said "If I should die tomorrow, know that I have had a good life." Violet is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Scheuneman; three brothers, Donald Nelson, Edward (Grace) Nelson and Robert (Pat) Nelson; as well as two sisters-in-law, Ruth Nelson and Helen Nelson. She is also survived by a son, Lee W. (Nancy) Burgett of La Crosse, Wisconsin and a daughter, Nancy A. Butts of Comstock Park, Michigan. Her legacy is her grandchildren, Randy (Marsha) Burgett, their children, Tyler Lee and Andrea, Robert (Laura) Burgett, their children, Kayla and Tyler Austin all of La Crosse, WI, Mary Beth (Dan) Puetz, their children, Andrew, Ryan and Nathan of Rogers, MN, and William (Carol) Butts, their children, Lily, Violet and Holly of Rockford, MI. She is also remembered by special friends, Don and Gail Palasek, Doug, Kathy and Alissa Butts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth in 1981, her parents, Carl and Ora, brothers, Richard, Eugene, Carl and Jack, and sisters, Mary and Esther. The family wishes to thank Jamie, Violet's Elders' Helper for all her kindness and care these last few months. A Celebration of Violet's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17th.

Lot Location – Apostles 33-A-4

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