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In Memory of Barbara Burger

Memorial Gathering

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday October 30, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Barbara “Barb” Jane Burger, age 91, of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2021 in her home at Woodland Hill.   Born on June 18, 1930 to Dewey and Lucille (Donahue) Bujold, she graduated from Stanbrook Hall High School in Duluth in 1948.   Barb went on to earn an x-ray technician associates degree from St Scholastica and then worked as a lab and x-ray technician before starting a family.   On October 16, 1954, she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Burger at St. James Church in West Duluth. They enjoyed over 60 years of marriage and were blessed with four children, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and countless friends.  

Barb’s passion to learn and grow at any age was remarkable.   As an adult, she played tennis, the piano, the cello and became an accomplished breeder of German Shepherds.   At the age of 44, Barb began working as a social worker for St Croix County and at 53 she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Psychology from Metropolitan State University.   In her 50’s, she discovered her talent as an artist which has left a legacy of beautiful paintings.

Above all, Barb will be remembered for always putting other people’s needs ahead of her own.   A loving wife, mother, and friend, she will be greatly missed by so many that she touched.

Barb is preceded in death by her husband Dick, her parents and sister Diane (Ray) Hayden.   She is survived by her sister Kay (Dennis) Bujold-Arras of Duluth; brothers Jim (Lee) Bujold of Knife River, MN and Tyrone (Delia) Bujold of Minneapolis, MN; daughter Julie Mowry of Janesville, WI; sons Dick (Judy) Burger of Madison, WI, David (Sue) Burger of Stillwater, MN, and Jim (Beth) Burger of Hudson, WI; grandchildren David (Sarah), Dan (Jamie), Joe, Lindsey, Ryan, Chad (Stephanie), and Jake; great-grandchildren Jack, Tommy, Eli, Sam, Ethan, Josiah, Sage, Ava, Landon and Andrew.

A Memorial gathering for Barb will be held Saturday, October 30th from 1-4 pm at O’Connell Family Funeral Home; 520 South 11th Street in Hudson.   The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodland Hill and Lakeview Hospice for the care and kindness they provided to Barb. There will be a time for sharing stories at 2pm. If you are unable to attend you may join us through this link where it will be livestreamed. 



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    • Dear Julie, Dick, Dave and Jim, I just learned about your mothers passing. We had just recently talked about her and wondered if she was still living in Hudson as we had lost track of her since you dad passed away. We loved both of them so much and always enjoyed them when ever the occasion brought us together. She always impressed us with her deep love of life, family and others as well as her many interests and hobbies. What a remarkable and full life she lived. I am sure I speak for hundreds of other friends when I say our lives were blessed by her and your dad’s friendship during the past 50 years. She will be missed as is your dad. May God give you the strength and peace to carry on their legacy in each of your lives.
      I am sorry we will not be able to attend her funeral as we are in AZ. for the winter.
      With love,
      Bob and Sharon