Gerald "Bud" Wallace Burger
August 10, 1938 – January 15, 2019
Gerald “Bud” Burger, 80, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his children. He was born August 10, 1938 in Emden to Herman and Grace Creager Burger. He married Margie Lea Ayres on November 26, 1960 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2016. Bud is survived by his children, Todd of Chillicothe, and Tonja (Brent) Wassi of Hanna City; four grandchildren, Shalynn and Jenna Burger and Taylor and Brayton Wassi; and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters. Growing up in the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home, Bud worked very Hard to provide for his family. He was part of the CILCO Gas Department for thirty-five years. Bud was an avid sports fan, even coaching his son’s little league team. He was always in attendance at his children and grandchildren’s activities and always showed how proud he was of their accomplishments. He was an outdoorsman, always doing yard work, gardening, fishing, and adventuring through the woods. Bud loved to travel with his loving wife anywhere they could go. He was a very loving, supportive, motivating, and spoiling husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-7:00pm January 21, 2019 also at the funeral home. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be given to Drew’s Plots. To view Bud’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to www.woolsey-wilton.com.
- Herman Burger, Father
- Grace Creager Burger, Mother
- Margie Lea Ayers Burger, Wife
- Todd Burger, Son
- Tonja and Brent Wassi, Daughter
- Shalynn and Jenna Burger snd Taylor and Brayton Wassi, Grandchildren
- ~ Several, Nieces and Nephews
- Bud was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
- Drews Plots Inc.
- Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Gerald "Bud" Wallace Burger
January 22, 2019
To the family of "Bud" Burger;
My sympathy to all of you. I enjoyed my many visits with your Dad and grandfather when I dropped off or picked up a finished quilt, etc your mother had done for me. Her last project Marg done was the long Christmas stocking I gave as a bridal shower gift. Within several months I was shocked to read of her passing. It's those visits that mean so much but the beautiful pieces of blue jean throws and the memory quilt Marge machine quilted are "lasting treasures". May each of you cherish your memories of your dear parents as God comforts you in the days ahead.
January 19, 2019
Sorry to read about Buddy. I also was at ISSCS and knew him. I was two years younger, but he and my brother were buddies and in the same cottage. I didn't know him as well as my older brother, who passed away nine years ago, but I seen him around a lot and he was one of those people you didn't forget. He was a really good guy.