Obituary: Wilma Katherine Wilson Buerger
April 23, 1926 – February 16, 2022
Wilma Katherine Wilson Buerger passed from her life on this earth the evening of February 16, 2022 at her home in Silt, Colorado in the company of family.
She was born April 23,1926 in Denver, Colorado to John H. and Ernestine (Benada) Wilson. She was their only daughter, and the second of their four children. She was raised in north Denver, and attended Edison Elementary, Skinner Middle School, and graduated from North High School in 1943.
She met Robert Buerger through his Boy Scout activities with her younger brothers, and they were married in October of 1944. They were married just short of 68 years when Bob passed away in 2012.
During those married years they first lived in Denver, then moved to Arvada in 1954, where they lived until the sale and retirement from their business in 1984.
At that time they moved to the family ranch on Sweetwater Creek out of Gypsum, where they stayed until 1990. They then moved again, to south of Silt in Dry Hollow, to be closer to children and grandchildren. Wilma lived in that residence until her death.
Wilma greatly enjoyed the outdoors, whether hiking with friends or family, hunting mushrooms, hunting artifacts, fly fishing, or just digging in some long abandoned dump at an old cabin.
She was a warm and wonderful person, and a loving mother. Her needs were simple and basic, and her faith was deep, but personal.
Her nature was most always pleasant, and she was forgiving almost to a fault.
She is survived by four children: daughter Susie Martin (Chris), and sons Al, John (Beth) and Jim (Pam); and five grandchildren: Bob Martin, and Jeff, Cole, Clay and Gusti Buerger; and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and extended family both on the Wilson and Buerger sides, as well as very many valued friends that she accumulated over the years.
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