Peggy G. Burger

Peggy G. Burger

Peggy G. Burger

April 18, 1931 – May 4, 2019

Peggy G. (Hroch) Burger, 88, of Wilber passed away May 4, 2019, at Crete Area Medical Center. She was born April 18, 1931, in Lincoln to Charles B. and Blanche Hroch. She attended Wilber grade school and later graduated from Wilber High School in 1949. After graduation, she worked at the Bank of Wilber for her father until his death in 1952. Later, she continued working at the bank for her brother until 1956.

Peggy was united in marriage to Marvin H. Burger on Nov. 28, 1957, at which time they moved to the family farm in rural Clatonia. It was on the farm that her love for nature and animals was acquired. In 1965, they were blessed with a son, Eric. In July 1974, Peggy was involved in an auto accident that nearly took her life. She never fully recovered but was a fighter and remained active. She remained a farm wife until Marvin’s retirement in 1986. They then moved to Wilber. After Marvin’s death in October 1994, she continued to live in Wilber. She was a proud supporter of various animal and veteran groups and associations. Her loves and interests included flower and vegetable gardening, walking and swimming until she was no longer able to do so. Peggy loved to visit various lakes, parks and zoos. Most of all, she loved Wilber Czech Days, especially the Alumni Band.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles B. and Blanche Hroch; husband, Marvin H. Burger; and brother, Charles F. “Sid” Hroch. Peggy is survived by her son, Eric (Tina) Burger of Wilber; grandchildren, Echo (Alec) Morehouse of Wilber and Sky Burger of Grand Island; and great-granddaughter, Callie Anderson of Wilber.

A graveside service was held May 11, 2019, at the Wilber Czech Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for  future designation to the Wilber Fire and Rescue Department. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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