CLARE - Herman K. Burger, 91, of Clare, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
A service honoring Herman's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Deer Creek Township, with the Rev. Jerry Raether and Rev. Aaron Flatau officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by V.F.W. Post No. 1856 and the Iowa Army National Guard. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.
Herman is survived by his wife Bernadine; his daughters, Deanne (Gary) DeJarnette, Martinsville, Mo., Debra (Bill) Quist, River Falls, Wis.; five grandchildren, David Hodgins, Shaun DeJarnette, Samuel Quist, Peter Quist and Danielle Quist; and his siblings, Elsie Heisterman, Lynn, Kan., Edna Koch, Clay Center, Kan., Dorothy Harris, Fort Dodge, Mable Bunday, Minneapolis, Minn., Edwin (Rhoda) Burger, Austin, Minn., William (Elna) Burger, Palmer, Kan., Leroy (Mary) Burger, Delray Beach, Fla., and Dale (Buenta) Burger, Clay Center, Kan.; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Erna Schultze and Clarence Burger.
Herman K. Burger, the son of Karl and Stella (Jacobs) Burger, was born June 28, 1922, at Clay Center, Kansas. Herman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. On February 12, 1950, Herman was united in marriage to Bernadine Niemeyer at Trinity Lutheran Church. Herman farmed for more than 50 years near Clare before retiring in 1997. He also was a truck driver for FarmEgg and Prinsco Tile.
Herman was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he held the offices of president, treasurer, secretary, trustee and usher and was Zone President of Lutheran Laymen's League. He was an active member of the Cattlemen's Association and District Commander of the American Legion. Herman was a member of Farm Bureau, Farm Service Association (formerly ASCS) for 35 years and the Clare Co-op Elevator.