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Bellville Times
October 2003

Funeral services for Hazel Bernice Burger were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2003 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Pastor Milroy Gregor officiating.

Interment was held in the Burger family cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clint Burger, James Burger, John Burger Jr., Justin Burger, Richard Burger and Robert Burger.

Honorary pallbearer was David Rice.

Hazel Burger was born September 16, 1915 in Cypress, Texas the daughter of John and Mathilda Krahn Hargrave. She grew up and attended school in Cypress, Texas.

On February 27, 1935, she was united in marriage with Fred W. Burger in Houston, Texas. They moved to Sealy in 1947 to raise their family and have made their home there ever since. A member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville, Hazel was the religious educator for the whole family.

Hazel helped Fred with the dairy business and was considered a very good cook, especially as a pie maker. Because of her love of children, she was always willing to help any child in need. Hazel enjoyed flowers, plants and cattle, and loved to watch wildlife.

Hazel Bernice Burger passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at her home at the age of 88 years and 29 days.

She is survived by 5 children; Cheryl Acebo of Sealy, Fred W. and Jean Burger of Houston, J. Royce and Betty Burger of Sealy, Robert Dewayne and Catherine Burger of Oak Hill and Roy Gene and Mandy Burger of Cat Spring, 20 grandchildren; Tracey Louise Roberts of Sealy, Christine Kay Sanchez of Tomball, Kimberly Diane Acebo of Sealy, Richard Gene Burger of Rockport, Julie Ann Kunschick of Weimar, Patricia Michele Wagner of Columbus, Connie Miller, John Burger, Jr., and Bernice Burger of Sealy, Robert Burger of Bellville, James Burger of Sugarland, Vickie Funderburk, Robin Donaldson and Brenda Stewart of Bellville, Dee Ann Poorman of Katy, Delayne Andrews of Austin, Crissy Burger of Oak Hill and Clint, Justin and Austin Burger of Cat Spring, 26 great grandchildren, 1 brother Henry Hargrave and wife Marie of Bedias, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and many other friends and relatives.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

In lieu of usual remembrances friends who wish may make memorial gifts to Bellville General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418; Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th, Bryan, Texas 77803-2426 or to Austin County Friends of Lifeline, 728 E. O'Bryant, Bellville, Texas 77418.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Posted by Joy Neely

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