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Chester Lawrence Burton

August 16, 1937 February 6, 2019
Chester Lawrence Burton
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Obituary for Chester Lawrence Burton

Chester Lawrence Burton, 81, of Freeport, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at his home.

He was born August 16, 1937 in Little Falls, New York. He married Patricia H. Wold on January 19, 1957 in Bissmer, MI. Chester worked as a trailer mechanic for Freuhauf, was a Union Steward and also served as a volunteer fireman. At age 35 he gave his heart to Jesus and then began a forty-five year ministry, pastoring churches in Wisconsin, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan and Illinois. They pioneered the Cornerstone Church in Durand, IL and last ministered at Meadow Ridge and Prairie Ridge in Freeport as the New Covenant Fellowship.

He is survived by his wife Pat of sixty-two years; three children Chet (Amy) Burton of Reno, NV, Jeri Dianne (Wayne) Johnson of Osceola, WI and Dan (Tracey) Burton of Lake Summerset, IL; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother Bruce (Millie) Burton of Amsterdam, NY.
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