John G. Burge Sr.
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Glenn Arbor Hospice, age 76. John was born in Craig, Missouri on August 23, 1943, the son of the late John M. Burge and Vera (Simpson) Burge. He retired from Isringhausen in 2005. He was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Battle Creek. He liked antique cars, enjoyed camping, and was a huge NASCAR fan. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Cheryl (Seltenright) Burge; six children, Dawn Johnson, John (Maria) Burge Jr., Jim (Sherri) Burge, Cindy (Hank) Siefke, Edward (Stacey) Jones, Leslie Burge; twenty grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was preceded by one sister, Lillie Lou Pierce and one brother, Billy Lee Burge. Friends may visit with the family from 12 -1 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. Following the visitation a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. officiated by Pastor Archie Lhamon and cremation will take place after the service. Memorial gifts may be given to Tri County Office on Aging, 5303 South Cedar, Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911-3800, 517-887-1440, https://www.tcoa.org. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book or leave condolences to the family.
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