William Francis Ayres Burger

September 21, 1924April 1, 2014

BURGER, William Francis Ayres - of Lansing, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Grand Blanc, MI. A memorial service will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Peoples Church , 200 W. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823. William was born in Lansing on September 21, 1924 the son of the late Harry and Zolona Burger. He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army with the Military Police during World War II. On May 6, 1950 he married Darlene Louise Love at the Peoples Church in East Lansing. William was a loving husband, and a wonderful father, father-in-law and grandfather. He was a tender and compassionate man. Surviving are: two sons, Jeffrey William (Olivia) Burger and Steven Harry (Christine) Burger; granddaughters, Amy (Mark) Rzepecki, Rachel ( Matthew) Beauchamp, Carley and Shannon Burger; and many friends. Mr. Burger was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene on February 25, 2014 and by two sisters, Harriette and Heddie Marie. Share your condolences with the family at


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William Francis Ayres Burger

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April 15, 2014

Jeff & Steve,
My deepest condolences for the passing of your father. I just returned from vacation today and found the obituary. I also see that your mother passed away in February. What a rough couple months it must have been for the Burger family. Jeff, as you know, I made it over to the Burger homestead many times. Always fun and certainly enjoyed the playful jabs from your Dad. I wish your families the best during this difficult time,

Gary Wichman,

Jeff, if you ever get back to Lansing give me a call (517-899-4561). Would love to catch up on the last 40 years. I also make monthly visits to Ann Arbor as well, if that's more convenient.

Arlene Love

April 5, 2014

You were a Father that everyone wishes for. God Bless you & enjoy being with Darlene again. I will miss you both & love You. Ar(red eye)

Loren Glasscock

April 3, 2014

Jeff and family:
I was saddened to see that your father had passed away while reading the State Journal this morning. I had many talks with him when he worked at the Waverly Golf Course. He was a very nice and decent man and very proud of his two sons.