Jack Burd

jack burd
Jack W. Burd, age 48, of Franklin, TN - formerly of Hillsboro, ND – died on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. Jack was born on May 2, 1968 in Grand Forks, ND and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1986. Jack was fiercely loyal to his friends and family. He loved deeply and never lost his sense of wonder in this world. But behind this exterior was an emotional struggle that few could comprehend. Jack is survived by his mother, Twila and step father, Peter Lovas of Hillsboro; his son, Derek Burd of Starbuck, MN; his brothers, Chad (Melissa) Burd of Coeur d’ Alene, ID; and Wade (Trish) Burd – nephew, Jake Burd, all of St. Petersburg, FL; and a special friend and someone who loved him very much, Ally Bracy of Franklin, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Burd; his grandparents and uncles. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to be given in Jack’s memory in c/o Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home – PO BOX 216 Hillsboro, ND 58045. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.

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  1. One of the nicest guys I ever met.
    Always cheered me up when he stopped at the shop to visit or bring me work. I wish you were still here.
    RIP my friend. Condolences to the family.

  2. Words seem so inadequate for your loss. Know we are thinking of all of you thru your tragedy..
    Keith & Betty Meyer

  3. The words I am soooooo sorry for the loss of Jack just seem so inadequate. But please accept my sincerest, most deepest condolences and prayers, that God will take you into his arms and comfort you during this most difficult time. I will be keeping your whole family in my thoughts and prayers to be sure.

  4. I got the pleasure of knowing Jack from high school and then also working with him at American Crystal during Beet Harvest . Prayers to the family during this difficult time. You have my deepest condolences.

  5. Our hearts go out to you all, praying for your comfort and peace during these next weeks and months to come.

    Mike and Christina Willison

  6. Jack was a tremendous man with such enthusiasm for the “paths” he would choose to pursue. He was so very proud of his son Derek and bragged about him often when our paths crossed. Jack helped me out more than once personally when I would need a place to stay.
    What a giving person with such a great set of brothers and mother!
    He will be missed!

  7. Sending my prayers and peace to your family. I empathize with you for loss of a great man and dear friend to my brother Drew.

  8. My heart breaks to hear the news. Thoughts and prayers to all his friends and family!
    Kristi Bakken Skyberg

  9. I have many great memories growing up with you as a classmate Jack! You will be greatly missed! RIP! My Sympathies to all of Jack’a family and friends! Pam (Wright) Logalbo.

  10. My best friend growing up, lifelong friend forever. I’ll cherish the memories of our time growing up together, the countless hours spent driving around the country hunting gophers and walking in the woods and the great times at Maple Lake.
    You’ll be missed by many and thought of always

  11. I met Jack while visiting my granddaughter while walking one on the nicest young men always a big smile and warm hello with fun conversation I will truly miss him when I visit Soo sorry for the loss

  12. So shocked to hear this, Jack was a Amazing man. So deeply sad with this news. My. Sympathy to Jack’s family.
    God Bless
    Jill Krahn
    Hair Success

  13. I met Jack in 1993. He had a great personality and was incredibly open and friendly with everyone. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. So sorry for your loss.

  14. I will forever love you Jack, My Dear Heart. We were brought back together after 10 years and if it was only to bring you the utmost adoration and love for these short 18 mos together, this pain of your absence into my forever is what I will endure in sacrifice. I loved your sense of humor and our deep talks on the Universe and our planning a future ahead. I know you struggled with a mind that would never quiet and it pains me you were hurting for so long. I will carry you into my every day going forward in my heart. Love your Ally Cat

  15. I met Jack in the late 90’s at the Sports Center. Jack was a staple at the gym and was always ready with a genuine smile and greeting. Our most sincere sympathy to Jack’s family and friends during this difficult time.

  16. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember Jack as one of the nicest guys in high school… especially to the younger classmen. His smile always reached his eyes. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

  17. I had the pleasure of knowing Jack both during and after Highschool. My condolences to the family and prayers for you!

  18. I met Jack over 20 years ago while in college. He and I were on the same concrete crew. He always had a constant smile and a great sense of humor. Although it has been many years since then I will never forget him. Very sorry for the loss of such a great person. Thoughts and prayers to his family and all who knew him.

  19. I graduated from high school with Jack’s older brother Chad. Jack was always smiling whenever you passed him in the hallway. I also remember him from the gym. My deepest sympathies to his family. He will be missed by many.

  20. I loved watching Ali and Jack’s love story…was one of the best I have seen ❤️ He seemed like such a genuine, great, caring and kind soul. Rest easy sweet man…and my deepest condolences to his son, family, and sweet Ali ❤️

  21. I had Jack as a freshman, junior, and senior in English class, so I got to know him pretty well. It was obvious even 30 years ago that he had a great depth of feeling. He was so kind and caring, he will be missed by many. My prayers go out to you all.

  22. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack’s family and friends.

    Amy & Frank Zanotti

  23. We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He graduated a year before us in high school and was always such a nice guy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  24. I am deeply saddened by the new of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this moment in your life. Jack was such a cool dude! My most sincere condolences.

  25. Todd and I were so very sorry to hear about Jack. We talked about all that we remembered, how he called Todd “Ted” and Todd called him “Jed”. I remember his laugh and Todd remembered how really was one of the good guys! We have not seen or been in touch for many years since we moved from the area but this does not make his loss any less hurtful. We pray that he is at peace and as someone said earlier, heaven has gained an angel.

  26. So sorry to hear about Jack. My brother Doug was good friends with Chad, his brother and my parents were friends with his parents. I always enjoyed going out to the farm with my parents when Bruce was alive and playing with all of the guys. May he rest in peace. Twila you raised some great boys!!!!!! So so very sorry and share in your sorrow.

  27. My deepest sympathies to Jack’s family and friends. I remember a young man from high school that was fun loving and always had that great smile. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace my friend.

    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  28. So sorry to hear of the passing of jack i knew him from body building at golds gym he was an inspiration to me

  29. I was so sad to hear of this when Mom told me. Baby sitting for Jack was always an entertaining time; so action packed and inquisitive; such a cute kid, and as I see here, grew into a great guy. My condolences, and so sorry he had struggles. God’s peace to your whole family and Wade and Chad.

  30. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Burd family and his closest friends. I will always have great memories of Jack.

  31. My deepest sympathy to you all at what is a very difficult time. I have fond memories of Jack and the entire Burd family. Please know that I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  32. i love you jack. i still can’t comprehend this news. missing you is hard but i know i’ll see you soon.

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