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Rick Burleigh, 60, of Gordon, Nebraska, died suddenly on April 24, 2023, at Rapid City, SD. He was born November 19, 1962, in Gordon, NE, to Jerry and Barbara Burleigh.
Rick graduated from Gordon High School, then went on to get an Associate of AG degree and a Bachelor of Science in AG Economics degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Rick married Joanie Hull on September 1, 1984, Gordon, NE. They lived for a short time in Gordon, before moving to Lincoln. In 1997 they moved back to Gordon where they raised three daughters, Jessica, Nicole, and Allison.
He worked for Security First Bank as the president for over 20 years. He was a dedicated member of the Gordon Volunteer Fire Department. He served on the Rotary Club, the City of Gordon Planning Commission and on the Gordon Memorial Hospital Board. He was an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church.
Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his children and grandchildren, riding his motorcycle, lifting weights and he loved being a fireman.
He is survived by his mother Barbara Burleigh of Gordon; his wife Joanie of Gordon, NE; his daughter Jessica (Kaleb) Metzger and their children Kylie, Adlee and Kayden of Bennington, NE, daughter Nicole (Justin) Lanum of Gretna, NE and daughter Allison (Mac) Madsen and child Karter of Hanna, WY; two siblings Debra (Larry) Kolman of Beatrice, NE, and Steve (Mary) Burleigh of Colby, KS; his mother-in-law Kelly Hull of Gordon, NE; two brothers-in-law Mike (Paula) Hull of Kearney, NE and Tim (Carolyn) Hull of Estes Park, CO; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Friday, April 28, 2023, 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, Gordon, NE. Honorary Pallbearers are the Gordon and Rushville Volunteer Fire Departments and his grandchildren Kylie, Adlee and Kayden Metzger, Karter Madsen and Baby Madsen and Baby Lanum that will join the family soon.
A memorial has been established for the Grace Lutheran Church, the Gordon and Rushville Volunteer Fire Departments and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.