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Stephen W Burger

April 9, 1946 - November 25, 2021

Service Date: December 20, 2021

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

Church Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church

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Dr. Stephen W. “Steve” Burger, formerly of Marshalltown, IA, passed away from cancer on November 25, 2021.

Visitation and a Memorial Mass will be held December 20, 2021, starting with visitation at 10:00 am and Mass at 11:00 am at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny, IA. A brief luncheon will follow the service.

Steve was born in 1946 in Iowa City, IA, to Warren and Barbara Burger. A born and raised Hawkeye fan, Steve attended Iowa City High School graduating in 1964. He briefly attended Marquette University but completed his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 1968. Steve followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, Rick, in joining Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Steve graduated from the U of I Dental School in 1971, and began his 30-plus years of dental practice in Marshalltown. He served with the National Guard from 1971-1977.

Throughout Steve’s career in Marshalltown, he was active in many civic organizations including Jaycees, Rotary, the Iowa Dental Society, and St. Mary’s & St. Henry’s Catholic Churches. He was largely responsible for reenergizing the local I Club in Marshalltown. An avid golfer, Steve enjoyed sharing this passion with his family and friends. He was excited to watch his legacy continue through his children and grandchildren.

Steve is survived by his two children, James (Jill) Burger of Papillion, NE, and Megan Baccam of Bondurant, IA. He was the proud grandpa to Damien, Mason, and Layney Burger and Lilyana, Bryelle, and Dreyton Baccam; He is also survived by his mother, Barbara Burger; siblings, Tom (Andree) Burger, Barbi (Marc) Sink, Mary (Kevin) Gustafson, and Bill Burger; his good friend Terri Blattner; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father, Warren Burger; and his brother, James F. Burger.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Steve’s name to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

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