Raymond G. Burger age 84, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2020. He was born September 4, 1936 in Massillon, Ohio to the late George and Ruth (Schondel) Burger. Ray was a 1954 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. As described in his yearbook, Ray was a “natural prankster, had a likeable manner, and zealous”, which held true, through his whole life. After 30 years as a brick mason, Ray retired from Timken’s. He was a lifelong farmer who found a passion in restoring antique tractors. Ray enjoyed spending time with family especially his grandchildren. He was a big supporter at their sporting events and even a bigger supporter of the concession stand. He had a keen sense of humor that will be greatly missed. He was a devoted member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, Ray is preceded in death by his brothers Allen and Joseph Burger and brother-in-law, Bill Hane.
He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine (Ottle) of 58 years; five children Allen Burger, Don (Cindy) Burger, Diane (Kenny) Hoying, Jerry Burger and Debbie (Brian) Cowgill; ten grandchildren, Bethany (Kyle) Davis, Kadie and Brady (Emily) Burger, Kristina, Kara, Kylie and Cameron Hoying, Clayton, Kasey and Karissa Cowgill; one great-granddaughter, Evelyn; one step granddaughter, Ashley (Drew) Riggs and two step great grandchildren, Allyson and Maverick; sisters, Agnes Hane and Phyllis Kerr; brothers, Ernie (Shirley), Paul, Carl and Dale Burger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 9:30-10:30AM on November 30, 2020 at Sacred Heart of Mary Social Hall, 8900 Columbus Rd, Louisville, OH 44641. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am with Father Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a proper protective mask and practice safe distancing requirements.
A special thank you to the Alliance Community Care and Aultman Hospice Care for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 8277 N. Nickelplate St., Louisville, OH 44641. Arrangements are at the direction of the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home of Louisville.
To the Hoying – Burger Family,
I am sorry for the loss of your dear father. I had the honor of meeting him at several sporting events and always appreciated his sense of humor. May you find peace at this Thanksgiving, knowing that he is at rest and peace with his Lord.
The Mercuri-Lewis Family
Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Elaine and the whole family as you go through this difficult time. Ray displayed a strong faith in God, liked to joke with a person, but was a very hard worker and family man. We will miss him.
Hey Elaine and family, Just learned of Ray’s passing. I will never forget all the joy he brought to so many of us at CCC. I enjoyed playing cards with him and John. And bingo wasn’t the same when he wasn’t there. He was fun and ornery. I can’t imagine what he was like before he had to be at CCC. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. So nice to have met all of you. Ray was so blessed to have a family like you!!! Call whenever you have a minute. 330-821-5571. Sincerely, Cheri
Please know that we are thinking of you in your time of loss. Ray was one of our most favorite people on the planet. Fortunately, we were blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time with your entire family.
Our deepest condolenses to you Diane, your mom, siblings and the entire Hoying-Burger family. Your dad was a great man and I had the pleasure to meet him on several occasions during our college years. Sending our virtual hugs to all!
To The Burger Family:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ray.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Elaine, the children and grandchildren. May the good memories you have of him, comfort you in the days ahead.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you