FW “Rick” Burger

FW “Rick” Burger, 71, formerly of Destin, passed away courageously July 31. Rick was born to John and Mary Jane Burger of Wayzata, Minn. He was an avid sailor who also enjoyed flying, fishing and hunting.

Rick loved to make people laugh, always having an amazingly positive attitude, enthusiasm and respect for life.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer; children, Brad, Brennan and Mollie; sisters, Susan (John) and nephews, Steve and David and Melinda (Warren) and nieces, Kelley and Courtney; brother in-law, Dr. Doug Tate (Cory) and nephews, Chris and Alex. He is also survived by his former wife and friend, Sherrye, Brad’s mother.

Rick loved and was so proud of his grandchildren, Tyler, Rachel, Jayna, Ellie and Lillie.

A private interment will be held in early September at Parker’s Lake Cemetery in Plymouth, Minn., where he will join his younger brother, Johnny.

A celebration of Rick’s life will be held in early June 2014 at Wayzata Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in Rick’s name to the ‘Butterfly Room’ Children’s Cancer Research Fund, 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460, Minneapolis, MN 55439, a charity dear to Jennifer and Rick’s hearts.

Arrangements entrusted to Kopicki’s Heritage Funeral Home of Berwyn, Ill.