Bourisaw, John D. "Birddog"
Date: Memorial Gathering, Sunday, November 20, 2011
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Mahn DeSoto Chapel
Date: Monday, November 21, 2011
Time: 11:00 am
Mahn DeSoto Chapel
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2:30 pm
Donations may be sent to St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation for deGreeff Hospice, 10010 Kennerly Rd, Suite 150, MOB-A, St. Louis, MO 63128 or Camp Hope, C/O Robin McPherson, 16 Forest Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366
John "Birddog" Dennis Bourisaw, age 63, of DeSoto entered into rest November 17, 2011, at St. Anthony's Hospice House in St. Louis County. John was born October 9, 1948 in DeSoto, the son of the late Albert and Marie (Bequette) Bourisaw. He was a member of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and worked for Daimler Chrysler Corp until his retirement. He enjoyed playing golf, riding horses, deer hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Nancee (Harston) Bourisaw; two sons: Jason (Kristi) Bourisaw of Columbia, IL; and their children: Ashli, Bryson, and Greyson; and James (Heather) Bourisaw of DeSoto, MO; and their children, Nicholas and Shelby; a brother, Cecil (Carol) Bourisaw of Bonne Terre; six sisters: Ruth Jarvis of Potosi, Veronica Fields of DeSoto, Viola Maness of DeSoto, Geraldine (Elmer) Meyer of Hillsboro, Janice (Karl) Schott of Hillsboro, and Charlotte (Henry) Skiles of DeSoto.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; Martin and Clifford Bourisaw; and one sister, Catherine Belt.
Funeral Services will be held at Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto officiated by Fr. Pat Christopher. There will be a service by the VFW Post 1831 at 6:00 pm Sunday evening
As an expression of sympathy, the family would be pleased for you to consider a donation to St. Anthony's de Greeff Hospice House and/or Camp Hope. There will be a funeral dinner held at the K.C. Hall after interment at J.B. National Cemetery.