Mildred Clara Burger (1917 - 2011)

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MASONVILLE - Mildred Clara Burger was born Dec. 1, 1917, at Cascade, the daughter of Nicholas and Clara Greten Kremer.
Mildred graduated from St. Mary's High School in Cascade with the class of 1936. On Sept. 9, 1940, Mildred was united in marriage to Alvin Charles Burger, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cascade. To this union were born five children: Nicholas, Allen, Richard, Nila and Robert. The family farmed near Cascade and Worthington, until purchasing their farm near Masonville in 1951. Alvin died on April 25, 2003, and Mildred continued to live on the farm for the rest of her life.
Working in her flower and vegetable gardens, Mildred liked canning tomatoes, pickles, beets and apples from her large garden and orchard; preserving jam and jelly; baking angel food cakes and banana, coconut crème and rhubarb pies; and from necessity, milking dairy cows.
For fun times, she enjoyed dancing and playing 500 and Euchre cards. She was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Masonville and of the Rosary Society.
She will be remembered for her kind and tolerant nature, her clear mind and her love of her family and farm.
At the age of 93, Mildred entered into her eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 27, at her beloved farm home, northwest of Masonville. Preceding her in death are: her parents; her husband, Alvin; three infant sons: Nicholas, Allen and Richard; one brother, Nicholas Kremer; and three sisters: Marie Kremer, Helen Roller and Gertrude Roller.
Survivors include her daughter, Nila (Marvin) Turner of Independence; her son, Robert (Deb) Burger of Marion; six grandchildren: Richard, Robert, and Randy Turner; Matt Burger, Andrea Burger Harris, and Josh Burger; three step grandchildren: Jacob, Jeremy and Joseph Allen; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters: Betty Summers of De Witt, and Dorothy Hicks of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Kenneth (Connie) Kremer of Woodhall, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Ursula Kremer of Davenport; and other family and friends.
Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 31 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Masonville. The Fawcett Funeral Home and Cremation service of Winthrop assisted the family with arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8, 2011