Matilda Burger

Matilda Burger

Matilda “Tillie” Burger, 2 of Jasper, died at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center with her family by her side.

She was born at St. Anthony on April 24, 1926 to Martin and Rose (Schnell) Leisman. She married Elmer Burger on Oct. 26, 1948 in St. Anthony Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Anne Society, Daughters of Isabella and the V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 673.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna English and her husband, Robert, of Vincennes; her son, Elmer A. Burger Jr., Jasper; grandchildren Tracy Sayles and Michael English; great-grandchildren, Ariana and Darrius; and her sister, Dorothy Sherman of Jasper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, on Dec. 23, 2004.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel.


Bourlard, Gregory Allan, died April 14. Services: 1:30 p.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Condolences:

Flummerfelt, Joseph, died March 1. Services: 11 a.m. on May 3 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Memorials: University of Illinois School of Music Advancement, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801 for “Joseph R Flummerfelt Graduate Choral Music Fund,” or DePauw University, Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center, 201 E Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135, for the “Joseph Flummerfelt Endowed Music Scholarship.”

McKim, Brett A., died April 16. Services: 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: White House Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. CDT today at the funeral home. Memorials: Lawrence County Humane Society. Condolences:

Polston, Frederick Matthew, died April 14. Services: 10 a.m. CDT today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial: Miller Cemetery in Willow Hill, Illinois. Condolences:

Ridgway, Sondra Jolene, died April 13. Services: 1 p.m. today at the Bicknell United Methodist Church. Burial: Royal Oak Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services today at the church. Condolences:

Swope, Jeannette M., died April 13. Services: 4 p.m. on Saturday at Nathan and Jessica Barmes’ residence. Memorials: St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1604 Main St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Condolences:

Wilson, Anthony Wayne, died April 15. Services: 10:30 a.m. CDT on Saturday at Oasis Assembly of God in Princeton. Burial: Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. CDT today and from 9:30 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Oasis Assembly of God. Condolences:


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