Deerfield/Sun Prairie - Burdell Lorraine "Birdie" Percy, age 76 passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 with her loving family by her side.
She was born on March 5, 1936 in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Paul and Esther (Bohn) Mathison. On June 29, 1957, Burdell was united in marriage to Leonard Percy and together they raised four children. They were members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshall. After spending time raising her family she began a 21 year printing career for which she was very proud of. She loved sewing and spending time with family and friends.
Burdell is survived by her three children; Debra Percy of Sun Prairie, Mike (Cheryl) Percy of Rockdale and Joni (Danny) Schleif of Columbus, four grandchildren; Chadron Schleif, Kalyn (fiancé Juan) Schleif, Claire Kiessling and Annessa MacTaggert, great grandson; Finnean MacTaggert, two sisters; Marcy Bergmann and Armilla (Wesley) Patrick, brother, Philip (Anita) Mathison and brother-in-law; Marvin Leitzke. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Burdell was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard Percy, daughter Kelly Kiessling, granddaughter, Holly Kiessling, sister, LaVonne Lietzke and brother Paul Jr.
Funeral services will be held at HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 605 Madison Street, Marshall, WI on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Paul Anderson officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 am until the time of services. Graveside services will be held at Burke Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Burke, WI on Tuesday at 1:30 pm. Our thanks to Agrace HospiceCare and a special thank you to Dee Dee.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not meant to be, So he put his arms around you and whispered "Come to me". With tearful eyes we watched you, as we saw you pass away. Although we loved you deeply, we could not make you stay. Your Golden Heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our heart to prove to us, he only takes the best.
Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie