Joshua A. Burdell, 42


Joshua Aaron Burdell, 42, of Litchfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, at 5:41 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Southside Church. A celebration of Mr. Burdell’s life will be held Monday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m., also at Southside Church in Litchfield. Pastor Nathan Diveley will officiate. The family requests attendees dress casually, as Mr. Burdell would have preferred.
Mr. Burdell was born in Hillsboro, to Mark Alan and Linda Kay (Smith) Burdell. He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School with the class of 2000. He married the former Aimee Nicole Toberman on May 20, 2006 in Litchfield, and she survives.
Shortly after graduating high school, Mr. Burdell worked in construction, building houses in the Springfield area. He was currently the Water Superintendent for Three County Public Water District, where he has worked for the past 22 years. He was a faithful member of Southside Church and played drums with the worship team. He enjoyed watching movies and playing games with his family. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed grilling and smoking meats for everyone to enjoy.
In addition to his wife, Aimee, Mr. Burdell is survived by two sons, Isaiah and Noah Burdell; father, Mark Burdell; brother, David (Tara) Burdell of Chatham; sister, Shannon (Charles) Diveley of Litchfield; sister-in-law, Stephanie Burdell from Hillsboro; in-laws, Mike (Terry) Toberman of Litchfield and brother-in-law, Ben (Katie) Toberman of Taylorville; several nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and two great-nephews.
Preceding Mr. Burdell in death are his mother, Kay; brother, Kevin Burdell; his maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Mary Katherine (Wilson) Smith; and paternal grandparents, Harry and Bernadine (Wall) Burdell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made payable to Aimee Burdell, and will be directed to Mr. Burdell’s wife and sons for expenses and the boys’ future.
Plummer Funeral and Cremation Services is handling the arrangements. To light a virtual candle, sign the online guestbook, or for directions please visit