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Betty L. Burgei PDF Print
Monday, May 06, 2013 8:05 PM

March 6, 1934 - May 5, 2013

Betty L. Burgei, 79, of Delphos passed away at 1 p.m. Sunday at Community Health Professionals Hospice Center in Van Wert.

Betty was born March 6, 1934, to John and Leona (Brickner) Pohlman, who preceded her in death.

On Sept. 14, 1957, she was united in marriage to Jerome Burgei, who survives in Delphos.

Survivors also include four sons, Ricky (Barbara) Burgei and Robb (Sherry) Burgei of Delphos, Russ (Bonnie) Burgei of Witmore Lake, Mich., and Randy Burgei of Scottsdale Ariz.; a sister, Alice Leis of Ottoville; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Pohlman; and a sister, Ruth Pohlman.

Betty was a seamstress and home maker. She sewed wedding, prom and First Communion dresses, as well as dance costumes for hundreds of people from many counties.

She was an exceptional cook, loved gardening, enjoyed baking for the Relay for Life and St. John’s Church Festival. She loved to sew and make quilts. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family. She and her husband were rarely seen one without the other. She always stopped what she was doing to help people. Her life revolved around giving to her family and friends. She never asked for anything and her pleasure was the smiles she created.

Betty was a graduate of St. John’s High School and a dedicated and active member of St. John’s Church and rarely missed 7:30 a.m. mass on Sunday morning. Her faith was very instrumental in her life.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals Hospice Center in Van Wert.

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