Charles "Chuck" E. Burger, 70, Wausau, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Chuck was ill for five years prior to his stem cell bone marrow transplant, and survived for another three years.
He was born July 11, 1943 in Merrill, son of the late Charles and Verna (Huven) Burger. On April 1, 1967, he married Jacquelyn Cox in Madison. She survives.
Chuck was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Burns Post No. 388, Wausau and the American Legion Montgomery Plant Post No. 10, Wausau. For 32 years, Chuck worked as head maintenance oiler at Wausau Papers, until his retirement. Following retirement, he enjoyed working at Walmart in Rib Mountain for 15 years in the automotive center. He was also the former Fire Chief in Brokaw and was Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 427.
Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed fishing, fly-tying, reading and woodworking. He also liked to embroider, which was a relaxing and comforting activity for him. Most of all, he loved spending time with his six grandchildren, who were his pride and joy and the loves of his life.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jackie Burger, Wisconsin Rapids; three children, Leo (Annie) Burger, Fitchburg, Lisa (Matt) Page, Elizabethtown, Ky. and Jennifer (Lon) Groth, Wausau; six grandchildren, Stephen and Michael Zemke, Jacob and John Page, Ezra and Eleanor Burger; and one grandchild on the way; one sister, Sharon (Allen) Seubert, Wausau; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one Godson, Chris Seubert; and his special four-legged friend "Lucy".
The memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at The Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Wausau. Rev. Timothy Welles will preside. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. Full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wausau.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home Wausau East
1302 6Th St Wausau, WI 54403
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Sept. 15, 2013