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Dale E. BurgerOctober 8, 1924 ~ December 23, 2017 (age 93)
KEWANEE- Dale E. Burger, 93, of Kewanee died at 3:10 a.m., Saturday December 23, 2017 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 29 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. The Very Reverend Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.
He was born October 8, 1924 in Mineral, IL, the son of Glen and Grace (Leeds) Burger. He married Donna M. Brush on July 12, 1947 in Cambridge and she preceded him in death on November 9, 1998. Survivors include his two sons, Larry (Hisako) Burger of Kewanee and Jerry Burger of Detroit, MI, five grandchildren, Kellie Reeder, Dale E. Burger II and Shellie Rhoads, all of Columbus, NE, Aaron Burger of West Frankfort, IL and Kioko Mogami of Yokosuka, Japan, three great grandchildren, Christopher Reeder, William Reeder and Kaia Burger and one great-great grandchild. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Dale served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943-45 obtaining the rank of Tec 5. During those years he had received a Silver Battle Star, a Bronze Battle Star, a Good Conduct Medal and a Meritorious Unit Award. He had owned and operated Burger and Son Auto Parts and he enjoyed bowling.