Mary Lou Burge
Mary Lou “Luey” Burge 62, of Fowlerville, Michigan passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022 with her family by her side. Mary Lou was born October 18, 1959 to the late Howard W. Goetterman and Shirley A. (Major) Goetterman-Harder. On August 4, 1984 she married the love of her life, Darwin “Dar” L. Burge.
Mary is survived by her husband Dar Burge and her son Darwin James “DJ” Burge, both of Fowlerville, MI. She is also survived by her siblings: Sharon (Larry) Chimovitz of Flint MI, Ralph Goetterman of Fenton MI, Ronald Goetterman of Webberville MI, Robert (Debi) Goetterman of Beaverton MI, Lori (Patrick) Grover of Morrice MI, and Ryan Goetterman of Burton MI. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews that she dearly loved as well as her special childhood and lifelong friends JoAnne Epp and Lori Wakefield who are among so many friends, too numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Nancy, Howard, James, and Richard Goetterman as well as her special sister-in-law Cheryl Goetterman, niece Joanne Goetterman and nephew Howard J. Goetterman.
Mary worked several years as a materials handler for TRW as well as in housekeeping and food service for McPherson Community Hospital, now known as St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. She was forced into medical retirement upon the onset of multiple debilitating medical conditions which she considered a blessing as it allowed her to spend time with and care for her son DJ, who was her pride, joy and beacon of light in her life.
She enjoyed playing her online games and engaging in constant conversation via facebook with her huge network of friends and family. She also loved her time outdoors planting and tending her garden, canning and preserving the herbs and vegetables she nurtured there.
Cremation and related services were provided by the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline. A memorial service will be held later in the year. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be utilized for her final expenses. To sign Mary’s guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information or directions please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.