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John A. Burger

101, passed away in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 12, 2014. John was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Anna Eiseman; his wife, Helen Burger; daughter, Mary Parish; and two sisters, Anna Yahn and Katherine Bowen. He is survived by daughter, Cyndi Evans; sister, Betty Chester; grandchildren, JB (Tiffani) Evans, Jon (Carly) Crowe, Jennifer (Mike) Pitts; and seven great grand children. John graduated from Kaiser High School in Dayton Ohio and then General Motors Institute. He also attended Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. He worked for GM/Allison Gas Turbines and then retired from Detroit Diesel Allison. John retired as Section Chief of Materials Engineering. He developed the heat treatment for the Minute Man and Apollo fuel tanks. He served 3 years during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a LT. in the U.S. Navy and was attached to the staff of Vice Admiral Kelly Turner, Commander of all amphibious forces in the pacific. After 2 years John was then transferred to the staff of Admiral Joy, an amphibious group commander, who reported to General MacArthur. After retiring, John was an avid golfer and enjoyed many winters in Florida with his wife Helen and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday August 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with service starting at 1:00 p.m. at Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, In 46250. Donations can be made to St Vincent Hospice,

Arrangements: Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory .

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Aug. 14, 2014
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