Mass of the Ressurection: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bridgewater, Iowa.
Open Visitation: Monday, September 5, 2011, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Family Visitation: Monday, September 5, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Prayer Service: Monday, September 5, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Memorials: To the Leroy Burg memorial fund to be established by the family.
Leroy George Burg was born on February 4, 1931 in Massena, Iowa to George Conrad and Mary Francis (Kordick) Burg. He passed away September 2, 2011 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa at the age of 80.
Leroy grew up on a farm near Bridgewater and attended country school. On July 10, 1952 he was united in marriage to Laura Jean Cron at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Massena, Iowa. To this union eight children were born Daniel Ray, Sheryl Kay, Kathryn Jean, Teresa Ann, Steven Leroy, Richard Ralph, Michelle Sue and Kevin Ralph.
Leroy was a farmer and lived on the family farm outside of Bridgewater. He enjoyed watching westerns, farming, carpentry, fishing, hunting, woodworking, collecting antiques and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Leroy was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Massena. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He was in the motor pool division where he worked as a mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Burg; brothers, Ronald Burg and Leo Burg; sister, Rose Marie Metzger; infant son, Richard Ralph Burg; son-in-law, Dennis Ray Gettler and infant granddaughter, Ava Jean Farrand.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Burg of Bridgewater; seven children, 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren: Daniel Ray Burg and wife Rosanne of Papillion, NE and their children: Matthew Burg and wife Heather and son, Mason of Omaha, NE, Bridget Bear and husband Scott and son Lawson of Omaha, NE, Melissa Pierce and husband Nolan and children Caden and Alyssa of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Ryan Burg and wife Katie and children Reagan and Cole of Kearney, NE; Sheryl Kay Gettler Nichols and husband Pat of Earlham and her children: Josh Gettler and wife Darci and children Tait and Tytan of Des Moines, Brooke Davis and husband Michael and expectant daughter and Isaac Gettler of Earlham; Kathryn Jean Bass and husband Jim of Fontanelle and their children: Amanda House and husband Matt and son Noah of Grimes and Heather Farrand and husband Chris and daughter Abigail and expectant son of Ankeny; Teresa Ann Jensen and husband Duff of Blair, NE and their children: Sarah Roberts and husband Willy and children Malachi, Isaiah, Samuel, Levi and expectant child of Council Bluffs and Dustin Jensen of Omaha, NE; Steven Leroy Burg and wife Cindy of Murray, NE and their children: Austin and Amber; Michelle Sue Jameson and husband Daniel of Greenfield and their children, Travis and Trevor; and Kevin Ralph Burg and wife Heather of Atlantic and their children: Kevin, Kameron and Connor; other relatives and friends.