John Burger, 55

John Burger, 55, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday morning, May 7, 2012, at his home.

He was born May 20, 1956, in Kalamazoo, a son of the late Charlie Jr. and Agnes (Falbe) Burger.

John was a veteran of the United States Army, serving three years from 1975-78, and then served more than 10 years in the National Guard.

Surviving are two sons, Merle “Mike” (Sharon Yoder) Burger of Portage and Matthew Burger of Leonidas; a grandson, Preston Burger; a sister, Mary Burger of Three Rivers; four brothers, Charlie Burger III of North Stonington, Conn., Edward Burger of Colon, Robert (Dianna) Burger of Jackson and Ron Jackson of Three Rivers; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for John will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Portage. Interment with military honors will follow in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.

Friends may visit with the family from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to West Michigan Cancer Center in Kalamazoo.

Please visit John’s personalized Web page at

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