1945 Obituary for Lloyd S. Burdick, 36

Once Fargoan Among Killed

Lloyd S. Burdick, 36, of Great Falls, Mont., a former Fargoan and district representative of the Caterpillar company, was killed in the wreck of the Great Northern Empire Builder at Michigan, N. D.

Mr. Burdick had moved to Great Falls only two months ago from Fargo.  He is married and has two children, a son, 7, and a daughter, 9.  In Fargo the family resided at 1410 Fifth St. S.

J. B. McWethy, president of the Dakota Tractor and Equipment company, distributer for the Caterpillar firm, took Mr. Burdick to the train Thursday afternoon.  He had reserved a berth for Great Falls.  It was the only berth purchased in Fargo.

Mr. Burdick had resided in Fargo about a year and came here from Alaska, where he had spent 28 months with the  army engineers working on the Alcan highway, loaned to the army by the Caterpillar company.

Burdick was supervisor of maintenance on the Alcan highway.  He was a graduate of the school of commerce and agriculture at the University of Illinois.  His Caterpillar company territory included North Dakota, Montana, and provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.