US Army

Clifford John Burghgraef

May 11, 1950 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 69)

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Clifford John Burghgraef, age 69, of Odin, Illinois, formerly of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 1:50 A.M. on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at Odin Healthcare Center in Odin, Illinois.

He was born on May 11, 1950, in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of George Clifford and Virginia Carol (Kelley) Burghgraef.

Mr. Burghgraef is survived by his sisters, Carol Esposito of Richmond, Illinois and Colleen Griffiths and husband Yabba of Hoffman Estates, Illinois; nephew, Peter Esposito of Richmond, Illinois and cousin, Martha McDonough of Roselle, Illinois.

Mr. Burghgraef was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Burghgraef was of the Catholic Faith.   He was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict, while stationed in Germany.  He was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed shooting out at the range.  He loved the outdoors and enjoyed going fishing and hiking.  He was an avid reader of military history, preferring to read a history book over watching television.  He cherished the time he spent with his friends. 

Mr. Burghgraef was a residential technician at the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center for 8 years.  He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois for 2 years.  He lived in Centralia, Illinois for 20 years.

There will be no public visitation or services.  Cremation rites accorded by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Mr. Burghgraef’s family at or on the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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Cremation Rites accorded by

Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home
134 South Elm Street
Centralia, IL 62801

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