Ralph Lee Burger, age 78, of Greenwood, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly March 8, 2022. Ralph was born in Cawker City, Kansas, on November 21, 1943, to the late Ralph and Mary Burger. He was also proceeded in death by his brother Jim Burger. He is survived by his wife Ellen Burger of Greenwood, Missouri; brother Ron Burger (Gerry) of Phoenix, Arizona; son Joseph Burger (Heather) of Ely, Minnesota; daughter Katheryn Butler (Grant) of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter Diane Jenkins (Timothy) of Greensboro, North Carolina; granddaughter Jules Butler; and step-granddaughter Bridgett Neff Hickman of Portland, Oregon.
Ralph was a 1961 graduate of Cawker City High School where he excelled at baseball and football. After technical school for electronics in Kansas City, Ralph moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri, in 1962, where he worked for Western Electric (later AT&T) for 32 years. Ralph also was a member of the Air Force Reserves for seven years. He married Ellen on June 11, 1967, and the family moved to Greenwood, Missouri, in 1970. Ralph was an Alderman in Greenwood, where he successfully obtained snow removal equipment for the first time. Ralph loved to coach his children’s sport teams over the years, especially baseball and softball. After retirement, Ralph enjoyed work at Jackson County Implement and Quick Clean Car Wash. Ralph also loved to travel the United States and especially enjoyed cruises so he could see new places.
Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Langsford Funeral Home. A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Ralph Burger to the Lone Jack Education Foundation, 313 Bynum Road, Lone Jack, MO 64070