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Holger Burgesen

November 27, 1928 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Burgesen, Holger Louis “Lou” Age 92, passed away in his home on May 10, 2021, in Mesa AZ. Lou was born in Kansas City, Kansas on November 27, 1928.  Lou met his wife Maureen on a blind date in 1953.  They were married on August 28, 1955, and had four children; Michael, Kristin, Craig, and Kari while living in Minneapolis, MN for 12 years.  They also lived in St. Louis, MO area for 8 years, the Washington, D.C. area for a year, Wausau, WI for 10 years, Sullivan, MO for 10 years, and Mesa, AZ for the last 22 years.
Lou had a Bachelor's degree in Business and was a Certified Public Accountant, He worked for several businesses including Employer’s Insurance of Wausau, and rounded out his career operating and owning two H&R Block firms in Union and Pacific, MO with the help of his wife Maureen.  He was an active member in all of his churches often helping with accounting.  He loved the Lord. In his home, Monte Vista Resort, he often helped friends with their income tax returns in exchange for a home-cooked meal.  Lou was a friend to so many and had a welcoming smile and a funny sense of humor.  He played tennis up to age 92, loved to travel, dance, and eat McDonald’s.  He was a wonderful husband and father and deeply loved and cherished by his family and friends.
Lou is survived by a daughter Kristin and a son Craig (wife Mary) and a son-in-law- Jaber, four grandchildren;  Anthony, Farah, Amanda, Aryana, and great-grandson Peyton.  Also by two sister-in-law’s Janet and Marian, brother-in-law William, and nieces and nephews, and a great-niece and great-nephews.
Lou was preceded in death by a son Michael, a daughter Kari and his wife Maureen.
There will be a memorial service on May 22, 2021, at Helke West Chapel in Wausau, WI at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery outside of Wausau.
Donations in memory of Lou may be sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church marked for “Water Project” an outreach to the homeless in downtown Phoenix
at 612 S. Ellsworth Rd. Mesa, AZ 85208.
 
 

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Services

Military Honors
Saturday
May 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401

Memorial Service
Saturday
May 22, 2021

11:15 AM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401

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