Pearl Ann Burger, age 59 years of Niles, Michigan died unexpectedly of natural causes after collapsing at home on Saturday morning, October 20, 2018.
Pearl was born on September 10, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dale Utah and Rena (Treat) Lynch. She was a graduate of Clinton High School in Clinton, Arkansas. Pearl moved to the Michiana area in 1980. Shortly after moving to the area she met her husband of 37 years, Randall Lee Burger. Randy and Pearl received their marriage vows on August 15, 1981 at Grace United Methodist Church in Niles. Pearl was employed for a short time at the Niles Rural King Store, and most recently was a homemaker.
Pearl enjoyed caring for her family and others – whether pets, friends, or family this was her greatest joy. She also enjoyed traveling. Most recently she traveled with Randy and their son Nick to Saint Ignace, Michigan for the Annual Mackinac Bridge Tractor Crossing. This is an event that she has enjoyed for the past 3 years with Randy and Nick. While Up-North she enjoyed visiting Mackinac Island most especially the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory on Surrey Hill. Her recent travels also included Yellowstone National Park and Alaska.
Surviving family includes her husband, Randy Burger and their son, Nicholas Lee Burger of Niles; her parents, Dale & Rena Lynch of Clinton, Arkansas; her brother, Jason Dale (& Keisha) Lynch of Clinton and his children, Savanah Elizabeth and Corbin James; aunts and uncles, Jim Treat, Benny Treat, Brenda Versmesse, Pam (& John) Torzewski, Lucille Humprey and Ed (& Mary Lou) Lynch, and several cousins. Also surviving are Randy’s parents, Carl & Sharon Burger; his brothers, Scott (& Beth) Burger and Chad (& Kim) Burger; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Pearl Burger will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles with the Rev. Michael Smith of Niles officiating. Committal will follow at Mission Hills.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Pearl may be made to the Wings of Mackinac, Post Office Box 901, Mackinac Island, Michigan 49757.