Dec. 28, 1920 Beaver Creek Rock County Minnesota, USA
Jan. 4, 2007 Sioux Falls Minnehaha County South Dakota, USA
Theresa Burgers, 86
Theresa Burgers died Thursday, Jan 4, 2007, at Avera McKennan Hospice in Sioux Falls.
Theresa was born Dec. 28, 1920, to parents George and Anna (Bethlehem) De Jong at Beaver Creek, Minn. She grew up on a farm west of Colton and attended country school near there. She married Albert Burgers Sept. 7, 1939, on the Burgers family farm near Colton. She farmed with her husband in the Colton area until they moved to Sioux Falls in 1965. She then worked as a house mother at Children's Care Hospital and School and Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls and at Odd Fellows Nursing Home in Dell Rapids. Albert died June 13, 2001.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking and spending time with her family. Theresa was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Colton.
Grateful for having shared her life are her daughters: Jane (David) Rentz, Wentworth; Sharon Duggan, Sioux Falls; Ranae (Steve) Snowden, Murphys, Calif.; and Glenda Burgers, Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Ray (Joan) DeJong, Dell Rapids; two sisters; Frieda Bos, Beresford; Annie (Verlyn) Rentschler, Egan; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan., 8, 2007, at First Lutheran Church, Colton. Burial was in the Colton Cemetery. Visitation was held on Sunday at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Colton.