Matilda ‘Tillie’ Burger, 92, Jasper

Matilda “Tillie” Burger, 92, of Jasper, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper 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 October 26, 1948, in St. Anthony Catholic Church, St.  Anthony. He preceded her in death on December 23, 2004.

Tillie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Anne Society, Daughters of Isabella and the V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post # 673 in Jasper.

She retired from Aristo-Kraft Furniture Company in Jasper.

She enjoyed gardening, playing cards and country music, and loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tillie is survived by one daughter, Donna English (Robert), Vincennes; one son, Elmer A. Burger Jr., Jasper; two grandchildren, Tracy Sayles (Chris) and Michael English.; two great-grandchildren, Ariana and Darrius; and one sister, Dorothy Sherman, Jasper.

Preceding her in death besides her husband are three sisters, Rita Leisman , Mary Doherty Rottet and Roseleana Waninger; one brother Albert Leisman; and one daughter-in-law, Donna Burger.

Mass of Christian Burial for Matilda Burger will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April  23, 2019, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.  A rosary service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday by the St. Ann’s Society and the D of I’s. The V.F.W. Auxiliary will have a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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