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Monday, June 24, 2013 12:09 AM


Oct. 5, 1924

June 21, 2013




Orville H. Burgei, 88, of Delphos, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Putnam County to Jacob and Veronica (Ricker) Burgei, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Ethel B. Miller, who survives in Delphos.

Other survivors include three sons, Kenneth (Connie) Burgei of Wauseon, Donald (Judy) Burgei of Columbus and Larry (Donna) Burgei; three daughters, Mary Jane (John) Morman of Glandorf, Judy (Kevin) Clark of Delphos and Anne (Dan) Wurst of Ottoville; four sisters, Alma Minning and Ruth Pohlman of Delphos, Irene Miller of Ottoville and Norma Vonderembse of Delphos; a daughter-in-law, Judy Burgei; two sisters-in-law, Avonelle Burgei and Norma Burgei; a brother-in-law, Kenny Rode; and 24 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Mike Burgei; two sisters, Gertrude Rode and Rosemary Pohlman; and two brothers, John and Thomas Burgei.

Mr. Burgei was a life-long farmer and veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Fireman 1st Class. He especially enjoyed his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed attending all of their sporting events. His passion was his life-long companion, his wife Ethel. He enjoyed gardening, ice cream, fishing on Lake Erie and music, especially playing the guitar. He also had a love for dogs. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie 471 and VFW Post 3035.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Assoc., Alzheimer’s Assoc. or St. John’s Parish Foundation.

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