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Richard Burge
(06-04-1940 - 05-23-2011)

Richard W. Burge,70, passed away May 23, 2011 in his home. He was born June 5, 1940 to the late Lester and Hazel (Hancock) Burge in Wilmington, Delaware.

He graduated P.S. Dupont High School, Wilmington, Delaware; Houghton College, Houghton, New York; and Northern Baptist Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He was an avid fisherman, runner, and cyclist.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; children Glenn (Kendra) Burge of Florida, Susan Burge of Elgin, Sarah (Greg) Grunner of Wheaton, Emily Burge of Chicago; grandchildren Ben Burge and Gray Grunner; siblings Dr. Lester (Janet) Burge of Pennsylvania, Patricia (Robert) Frost of Maine, Donald (Gwen) Burge of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, June 5th from 11 – 2 PM with a memorial service to follow at 2 PM at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. For information 847-741-8800 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or Hospice of Northeastern Illinois would be appreciated.

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