Iva E. Burger, 86

February 16, 2009

MARCH 11, 1922-FEB. 15, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Iva E. Burger, 86, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg, and formerly of Trinity House, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the nursing center.

Born, March 11, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Irvin K. and Carrie L. Brubaker Martin.

Her husband, Wilbur S. Burger, died Nov. 30, 2003. They were married Sept. 7, 1974.

She worked as a clerk at Park Avenue Pharmacy in Chambersburg.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Greencastle, Pa.

She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Wolfe of Mercersburg, Pa., Nadene Welsh of Waynesboro and Connie Barr of Greencastle; two sons, Kenneth Wetzel of Greencastle and Dennis Wetzel of Rouzerville, Pa.; one sister, Norma Yeager of St. Thomas, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Stumbaugh, Margaret Poper, Marion Garling and Frances Ganoe; an infant brother and sister; one granddaughter; and one grandson.


Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Greencastle. The Rev. William DeHass will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1186 Jason Drive, Greencastle, PA 17225; or to the American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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