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Donald Burge

November 16, 2019
Plainwell, MI

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Donald G. Burge, age 91, of Plainwell passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Don was born on December 15, 1927 in Kalamazoo, MI to Lyle & Gertrude (Kruizenga) Burge. Visit with family and friends on Thursday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church; 120 W. Morrell St. in Otsego. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 at the same location. Don's family includes his wife of 35 years, June; his children: Debbie Kilgore, Gregg Stopher Sr. (deceased) and Brad Stopher; 6 grandchildren: Angela (Ron) Brierly, Greg (Susan) Stopher Jr., Chad (Ann) Stopher, Scott (Anne) Stopher, Russ Weller and, Nikki Coryell; 11 great grandchildren; his brother Dr. Robert Burge; as well as 6 nieces and nephews: Janine Theisen, Jay Burge, Carol (Dennis) Dorsch, Robert Burge Jr., Ronald (Cathy) Burge and Keith Burge; his great niece Kristi Dorsch and his great nephews: Sam Dorsch, William Burge and Jared Burge. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jay Burge. Don served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He graduated from Western Michigan University. He retired from Parker Hannifin in 1991 after over 40 years as the Chief Development Engineer and Quality Control Manager. He had several patents of brass fittings during his tenure. Don met June Stopher at Parker and they were married on February 18, 1984. Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed working around his home. He loved his family and will be deeply missed. Please visit www.mccowensecord.com where you can leave a memory or archive a photo. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church of Otsego.