MARINETTE, Wis. – Lloyd Philip Burger, 96, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis.
He was born March 30, 1917, in Dundas, Minn., the son of Clinton Edgar and Anna May (Graybill) Burger.
During his childhood, the family relocated to Crystal Lake. On Jan. 6, 1940, he married Marian Elizabeth Morgan, and the couple celebrated 72 years of marriage until her death on June 24, 2012.
Lloyd graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School in 1935 and later received a 30-hour certificate from Northwestern University in 1952.
During World War II, he served in the United States Navy Postal Service in Alaska from 1943 to 1946 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. His postal career started with working for the Railway Postal Service before World War II, to later being the assistant postmaster and eventually the postmaster at the Crystal Lake Post Office. Lloyd was also a staff reporter for the Crystal Lake Herald.
He lived in the McHenry County area until moving to Wisconsin to be near his family.
He was a dedicated husband and father of five children, and in later years enjoyed gardening, carpentry and playing chess. He spent his later years residing at the Renaissance Assisted Living facility in Marinette and at the Rennes West Health Center in Peshtigo, Wis.
Lloyd is survived by a son, Philip (Virginia) Burger of Hilton Head, S.C.; daughters, Janis (Donald) Neumann of Minot, N.D., and Barbara (Jeffrey) Orear of Peshtigo, Wis.; and eight grandchildren, Craig (Helen) Burger of Northboro, Mass., Jennifer Burger of Pinellas Park, Fla., Donald (Brenna) Neumann of Minot, Brian (Sarah) Neumann of Minneapolis, Melanie (Michael) Corrigan of Webster Groves, Mo., Kelly Orear of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Megan Orear and Michael Orear, both of Madison, Wis. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Lloyd Steven; a daughter, Mary Susan; his brothers, Merle (Jeanette) Burger and Clinton Paul (Caroline) Burger; and his sister, Veva (Lewis) Reed.