William BURGER

William Mark "Bill" Burger

NEW BERLIN, IL - William Mark "Bill" Burger, 50, passed from this life at 4:43 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 7, 1963, in Springfield, to Joseph John and Carolyn Ruth Knudsen Burger, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents and half brother, Jerry Burger. He married Cynthia "Cindy" Breakville on April 5, 1986, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Hannah Burger, and two sons, Joel and Ben Burger, all of New Berlin; two sisters, Nancy (Rich) Koehler, of Loami, Jan (Andy Upton) Kunz, of New Berlin; two brothers, Jim (Laurie) Burger and Chris (Tracey) Burger, both of New Berlin; two half- brothers, Joe Burger and Vernon (Bobbi) Burger, both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a long-time member of Loami Christian Church and West Side Christian Church.

First and foremost Bill was a faithful disciple of Christ. His strength of character and integrity were apparent to all who knew him. He was a strong family man, spending much of his time instructing, watching and encouraging his children in their endeavors. He had a passion for filling needs of family and friends and had a huge servant's heart.

Bill attended Johnson Bible College and SIU- Edwardsville, graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering. He continued his education by passing the Professional Engineer Exam. He worked for IDOT District 6 for nearly 24 years, spending five additional years working for the Sangamon County Highway Department.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home.

Lie-in-State: 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at West Side Christian Church.

Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at West Side Christian Church, with Charlie Duggins and Anthony Bliss officiating. Burial will follow at Berlin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bill Burger Scholarship Fund, c/o Warren Boynton State Bank.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 23, 2014