Alice Wilhelmine (Tran) Burge

December 4, 1920 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 101)


Our wonderful mother, Alice Wilhelmine Burge (nee Tran), Wellington, Ohio, passed away June 7.


Mom was born in 1920 in Grafton, Ohio, and graduated from high school in 1938. She married Marlin E. Burge on September 9, 1944 at the Grafton Methodist Church and moved to Wellington, Ohio, where she continued to live. She worked alongside our Dad, a prominent dairy and grain farmer and Wellington Township Trustee. Dad died in 1970. 


Mom was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Wellington and active in United Methodist Women, Mary Martha Circle, and other church committees. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Penfield Needlecraft Club. She and Dad were long-time members of Farm Bureau Council 5-A and Wellington Grange. Mom created and installed the Wellington Grange booth at the Lorain County Fair for many years.


Surviving are her sons Dr. Robert A. Burge and wife Susan of Brecksville and Dr. Donald E. Burge and wife Trudy of Lincoln, NE; and her daughter Beverly Burge and husband Jim Moore of Salt Lake City, UT.  She is also survived by grandchildren Ashley Gibson (Shad), Salt Lake City, UT; Brooke Burge, Chicago, IL; Ben Burge (Jill Gallagher), Buffalo, NY; Paul Facio (Kat Heinrichs), San Luis Obispo, CA; and Toby Burge (Jenn Tran), San Jose, CA; great grandchildren Amelia and Marshall Gibson of Salt Lake City, UT; Elizabeth Alice Burge of Buffalo, NY; and nieces Barbara Jantz, Grafton; and Cheryl Vail, Lawrenceville, GA 


In addition to losing our Dad, Mom was predeceased by her parents Elmer D. Tran and Margaret Bring Tran (who died when Mom was just 17); infant daughter, Jo Anne; beloved sister Helen Bruhn; brothers Harold and Russell Tran; and niece Dicie Grella.


Bob, Bev, and Don would like to thank Ginny Allen of Whitney Home Care, who treated Mom as if she were her own mother and enabled Mom to continue to live at home. Thank you so much, Ginny! We also want to thank Hospice of the Western Reserve and Mom’s lawnmower/handyman extraordinaire Todd Whitney. Todd, it looks like you won that deal you had with Mom.


Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Wellington First United Methodist Church. A service for Mom will be held at a later date.

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