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Katherine R. Burger

January 20, 1921 October 25, 2012
Katherine R. Burger
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PEORIA – Katherine R. Burger, 91, of Peoria, passed away at 6:13 p.m., October 25, 2012 at her residence.
She was born January 20, 1921 in Hanover, IL, the daughter of Harry T. and Mary (McBroom) Rafferty. She married William C. Burger on August 23, 1943. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1998.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ed Rafferty of Peoria, James Rafferty of Pekin, and Richard Rafferty of Wellington, FL.
Surviving are a daughter, Maryann (Gene) Ozella of Peoria, and a son, John (Devon) Burger of Peoria.
She leaves behind three grandchildren, Jennifer (Troy) Walker of East Peoria, Shannon Bates of Germantown Hills, and Dustin (Nalinee) Render of Peoria.
She has seven great-grandchildren, Trinity Render, Bryn, Jersey, Jagger, and Bailey Bates and Nicholas and Jake Walker.
Katherine was a homemaker but worked for the government in Columbus, IN, Louisville, KY, and Kingsport, TN.
She was an active member of Peoria Obedience Training Club for years.
She and her husband owned Burger Apartments and the Pizza Hut on Knoxville. They retired in 1984.
She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Donald Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Wright Salmon Mortuary and 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
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