Sylvester “Sy” Burris

Sylvester “Sy” Burris

July 23, 1941—Sept. 1, 2017

ARLINGTON — Sylvester “Sy” C. Burris, 76 years, of Arlington passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair.

Sy was born July 23, 1941, to John and Myrtle (Brown) Burris in Anselmo. He grew up in Casa Grande, Arizona, and graduated in 1959 at Casa Grande High School. He was All-State Football star. After high school, Sy attended the Phoenix Police Academy in Phoenix and became a police officer in Casa Grande for three years. On May 4, 1962, he married Joann Holland in Winter Haven, California. In 1964, Sy and Joann moved to Shelton, where he farmed for 10 years. In 1971, they made their home outside of Arlington, where he continued farming, and taking care of cattle for Rhea Cattle Company.

Sy was an avid Husker fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching football, bowling and farming.

Survivors include: his wife, Joann; sons, Chuck (Lisa) Burris of Arlington, Kevin (Valerie) Burris of Kennard; daughters, Cindy (Kelly) Weirich of Bellevue, Candy (the late Bryan) Muhlbach of Fremont; sisters, Mary Myers of Clinton, Alaska, Margaret (Ed) Myers of Gun Barrel City, Texas; grandchildren, Dillan, Austin, Christopher, Danielle, Kyle, Taylor, Morgan, Heather, Tony, Justin, Quinton, and Lars; 12 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Addie.

He was preceded in death by parents and son-in-law, Bryan Muhlbach.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the Arlington Community Church in Arlington. The Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. Visitation will continue Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Memorials may be designated to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be left at

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, 232 West Eagle Arlington, NE 68002 (402) 478-4151

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