Thomas A. “Tom” Burger

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New Washington OH 44854 1/7/2016 14:00:00

New Washington OH 44854 1/8/2016 11:00:00

Thomas A. Burger, age 64, of New Washington, Ohio passed away, Monday January 4, 2016 at Bucyrus Community Hospital in Bucyrus after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 18, 1951 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Arthur “Boots” and Joanne (Bishop) Burger. He has worked for the Chevy dealership in Willard for over 40 years and has retired most recently from Sharpnack Chevrolet. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington. He enjoyed his classic cars over the years and especially his Red 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS409. He graduated from Buckeye Central High School and still to this day enjoyed attending B.C. sporting events. His favorite hobby was spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, family, and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Martha (Loy) Burger; 3 children, Ryan (Carly) Burger, Chad (Ashley) Burger, Scott (Emily)Burger; 4 grandchildren, Kellen, Reegan, Jackson and Caden; 6 brothers and sisters, Mike (Suzette) Burger, Ann (Terry) Bowdish, Sue (Don) Reber, Kenny (Carol) Burger, Judy (Paul) Lust and Sharon (Lawrence) Wurm; father in law and mother in law, Wilmer and Ruth Loy; and many nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Joanne Burger.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington where the funeral service will be Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Pairan officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial Contributions may be made to the OSU James Cancer Research Center. Online condolences may be made to the family at


tim turner - Jan 13, 2016

To the Burger Family we send our deepest condolences.Tom has taken care of us for 20 years at the Sharpknack Dealership and i will miss seeing and talking with him so much!
from the Turner Family,Bellville,OHIO

Karen Alt - Jan 7, 2016

Marty and all of Tom’s family, I was so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always such a nice guy. It didn’t matter if you saw him yesterday or ten years ago he always gave you that same great smile of his. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. New Washington lost another great one.

Dick Ackerman Family - Jan 7, 2016

Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and will miss that “burger smile”….Mitch was always telling me that he had talked to Tom at church and how he liked him…..Remember all the good memories and know he loved his family with all his heart. One of the people that we loved and respected. He was one of a kind.
Love and hugs to you all. Dick, Lorna, and boys.

Jim Rose - Jan 6, 2016

Martha & Family, I knew Tom for many years through the Chevy dealer. I honestly cannot say I ever met a better man than Tom. He was honest and concerned for others. Please accept my deepest condolences.

James & Betty Paylor & family - Jan 6, 2016

Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Ryan and Erin (Kreim) Nusbaum and Family - Jan 6, 2016

Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. May the Lord give you all peace and courage.

RaeAnn and Skeeter Heydinger - Jan 6, 2016

So sorry to hear about Tom. Our prayers are with you Marty and family.

Charlie Swartzfager - Jan 5, 2016

Kathy let me know this morning of Tom’s passing. I knew Tom had been ill,but was still surprised when my sister called. Although I don’t spend much time in the area I always enjoyed talking with the Burgers at our class reunions Tom, Kenny and Judy. Tom always liked to talk about cars. At our last reunion Martha and I were the two classmates limping around the school during our tour. Martha you have my deepest condolences, but now you have the knowledge that he is not suffering and is at peace.

Craig green - Jan 5, 2016

Sorry to hear about the loss of tom. He was a great guy and he liked the cars. He was a good man and fought for quite a while with his cancer. Not going to be the same without him cause was a great man.
God bless,
Craig Green

Sue (Kurtz) Wise - Jan 5, 2016

Martha . . . Tom, and you have been through a lot these past few years. And you smiled and kept your faith strong. May God give you Peace that passes all understanding. Hugs and prayers, Sue and Keith

Eric, Jackie Guttenberg and family - Jan 5, 2016

Sending love to the entire family Tom was great man.

Beth Briegel Clewell - Jan 5, 2016

My thoughts and prayers goes to the entire family during this difficult time.

Larry & Dianne Dicke - Jan 5, 2016

Our deepest sympathy to your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
(We are Kristin’s husband Keith’s grandparents).

Delbert &Beth Has - Jan 5, 2016

Marty & Family. Our deepest thoughts and prayers. May God grant Tom eternal peace. Comfort and Peace to your whole family. Delbert & Beth

Delbert &Beth Hass - Jan 5, 2016

Marty & Family. Our deepest thoughts and prayers. May God grant Tom eternal peace. Comfort and Peace to your whole family. Delbert & Beth

carl and grace rader - Jan 4, 2016

sorry to hear of the pass of tom prayers with the family
grace and carl and family

Mark Ebbeskotte - Jan 4, 2016

My deepest sympathy to the entire family, but especially Marty and the boys and their families. Words seem so empty in these times, but I pray that you find comfort in knowing that Tom is at peace with our Lord in heaven. May God grant you comfort and peace in the days and weeks ahead. In time may your sadness gradually be overwhelmed by your many wonderful memories.

Andy & Tonya Lohr - Jan 4, 2016

A great man that will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Our prayers to the entire family.

Linda and Doug Hamilton - Jan 4, 2016

Tom fought a courageous battle. He was a great cousin and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marty, the boys, their families and Tom’s brothers and sisters. He will be greatly missed!

lynn cashman - Jan 4, 2016

told tom it was good to see him back after one of his treatments. he left his office came out to the parking lot to tell me thanks. WE had a spiritual relationship after that and was undescribable. Tom was a true gentleman undoubtedly a Christian what more can one say