Lloyd Philip Burger
Sunday, September 08, 2013 10:00 PM
Lloyd Philip Burger, 96, died peacefully on September 7, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis. Born on March 30, 1917, in Dundas, Minn., he was the son of Clinton Edgar and Anna May (Graybill) Burger.
During his childhood the family relocated to Crystal Lake, Ill. On January 6, 1940, he married Marian Elizabeth Morgan and the couple celebrated 72 years of marriage until her death in 2012. Lloyd graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School in 1935 and later received a thirty-hour certificate from Northwestern University in 1952. During World War II he served in the United States Navy Postal Service in Alaska from 1943 to 1946 and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. His postal career started with working for the Railway Postal Service before World War II to later being the assistant postmaster and eventually postmaster at the Crystal Lake Post Office. Lloyd was also a staff reporter for the Crystal Lake Herald. He lived in the McHenry County, Ill. area until moving to Wisconsin in 2009 to be near his family. He was a dedicated husband and father of five children and in later years enjoyed gardening, carpentry, and playing chess. He spent his final years residing at the Renaissance in Marinette and at Rennes West in Peshtigo.
Lloyd is survived by a son, Philip (Virginia) Burger of Hilton Head, S.C.; daughters: Janis (Donald) Neumann of Minot, N.D. and Barbara (Jeffrey) Orear of Peshtigo, Wis. and eight grandchildren: Craig (Helen) Burger of Northboro, Mass., Jennifer Burger of Pinellas Park, Fla., Donald (Brenna) Neumann of Minot, N.D., Brian (Sarah) Neumann of Minneapolis, Minn., Melanie (Michael) Corrigan of Webster Groves, Mo., Kelly Orear of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Megan Orear and Michael Orear, both of Madison, Wis. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Lloyd Steven and a daughter, Mary Susan; his brothers: Merle (Jeanette) Burger and Paul (Caroline) Burger and his sister, Veva (Lewis) Reed.
A memorial wake and service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Querhammer and Flagg Funeral Home in Crystal Lake, Ill.
Burial will be in the McHenry County Memorial Park in Woodstock, Ill.
Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.