Mark J. Burger (1947 - 2017)

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Mark was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a fishing pole in one hand and a rifle in the other. He spent his childhood between Michigan and Florida. After graduating from Western New Mexico University, he taught school in New Mexico and Florida. In 1973, he fulfilled his life-long dream of moving to Alaska where he worked for DOT, taught at Floyd Dryden, worked for ADEC, managed Chandlers Sporting Goods Store, and commercial fished their boat the F/V Schy One. Throughout his life he loved hunting and fishing; he hunted and fished wherever he lived … as well as in Africa, Argentina, and New Zealand.
In 2003, Mark and Catherine, retired from the State of Alaska and became "snowbirds." After traveling around the country in a travel trailer; they decided they really liked Lake Havasu City, Arizona … so that became their winter destination.
Mark is survived by his brothers Tom and Bill, sister Carla, daughter Stacie Gary, wife Catherine Gitkov, dog Bee, and many friends. He was a very kind, loving man and will be missed by many.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Feb. 5 to Mar. 4, 2017