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Robert Rudolph (Bob) Buerger

Bob Buerger passed away peacefully Sunday, September 30, 2012, at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle, Colorado, at the age of 91, where he had been a resident for the last 6 plus years.Bob was born April 7, 1921, in North Denver to Alvin and Rose (Hofermalz) Buerger, graduating from North High School in 1939. He went to college at Colorado A&M in Fort Collins but was forced to withdraw in fall 1939 when he contracted polio.After several months of rehabilitation he went to work in the family business, Buerger Brothers Supply Company, in Denver. He was the 3rd generation owner of the business at the time of his retirement in 1983.He married Wilma Katherine Wilson in Denver on October 8, 1944. They moved from Denver to Arvada in 1955, where they resided until retirement. After retiring in 1983 they moved to their Sweetwater ranch near Gypsum, and then later to Silt in 1989.His glass was always half full, and he especially loved his Lord, his family and friends, his country, and agriculture and its relationship to nature.He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Cecelia Massey.He is survived by wife Wilma of Silt, daughter Susan (Chris) Martin, sons Al Buerger, John (Joan) Buerger, and James (Pam) Buerger, one granddaughter and four grandsons, two great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews.A small memorial service will be held at the care center, and the family and friends will hold a private gathering.


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