BURGERT, "MIKE" JOHN MICHAEL Nov. 26, 1937 to Jan. 9, 2013 La Mesa resident and business owner, Mike Burgert, 75, passed away on January 9, 2013 at Kindred Care Hospital due to complications from surgery. Mike was born on November 26, 1937 to Dr. Robert Burgert and Margaret McKinney Burgert. He graduated from Grossmont High class of '56 and then studied Business at San Diego State. He was an avid sportsman. After numerous careers he began his own pawn business in 1987. Mike was a character and he charmed people with his stories. In April 2012 he celebrated 30 years of sobriety. Mike is survived by his wife, Mary Burgert; son and daughter in-law, James and Lisa Burgert; granddaughter, Sarah Burgert; brother, Peter Burgert; sister, Elizabeth Crow; several nieces and a nephew; step-daughters, Susie Gleason and Sandra Lindquist. A memorial service will be held February 9th, at 12 p.m. at Aztlan Mortuary in La Mesa, CA.