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Liam Burdick

02/18/2000 - 05/14/2018

Obituary For Liam Burdick

Liam Burdick, 18, of Rockford IL, passed away Monday, May 14th. He was born in Mauston, WI on February 18th, 2000. Liam attended Harlem High School and in his spare time, he loved to snuggle his dogs Nico and Alyce. He also loved to sing, draw and write poetry. Liam was an active member of his community, participating and leading several groups, activities and was a powerful advocate for equality. Liam is survived by his mother Phyllis Gallisath, father Jason Gallisath, sister Taiah Gallisath, brother Ryker Gallisath, his birth father Herbert Lee Burdick III and their family, his loving partner Celeste Rub, his grandparents, Vicki Legge, Linda and Mike Parent, Don and Karen Gallisath and Dorothy Bunjes, an overwhelming amount of extended family both blood and bond alike, PFLAG Rockford, DiversCity Youth Group, The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance Youth Committee, Action Camp folks, his TEACH family at Harlem High School, and all of the lives he touched during his short time here. His wonderful spirit, joy, and talents will be celebrated Monday, May 21st at one of his favorite places, Rock Cut State Park, Loves Park IL in the West Lake Shelter at 3 pm with a gathering for a fellowship to immediately follow at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Rockford IL. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to PFLAG.

“I have felt my mother’s warmth. I have given my soul to other souls. I have loved and been loved more than I can recall. I have been accepted. I have been cherished and celebrated. I have lived. I will always live.” - Liam Burdick



Celebration of Life

03:00 PM
Rock Cut State Park - West Lake Shelter

Loves Park, IL 61111
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My condolences to Liam's family--especially his mom. I lost my 18 year old son on May 12, 2014. As I read about Liam, our sons had so much in common. You are in my prayers during this most difficult time.
- Julie King
It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Liam, and I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was such a caring, kind, intelligent, and wonderful individual. It was an honor to have him as a student, and I will never forget his kind soul. "A kind soul isn't content with hatred. A kind soul is persistent in the way he/she loves. A kind soul wants nothing more than to resolve and not repel. A kind soul will give love to anyone and everyone." - The Odyssey Online
- Nicole Thompson
Liam was a great kid with alot of spark in his soul! RIP will be missed!
- Melanie Elston
I am so sorry for your loss Liam will always be missed and not forgotten He had a heart of gold. Love You
- Kari Constantino

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