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Shirley H. (Hoger) Burza

January 1, 1933 — March 1, 2021

Paw Paw


Shirley Hoger Burza, lifelong resident of Paw Paw, passed away Monday March 1, 2021.

She was born January 1, 1933 in Paw Paw, the daughter of the late Charles Hoger and Harriet (Pietrowski) Hoger.

On April 23, 1955, at Saint Mary Church in Paw Paw, Shirley was united in marriage to Raymond Burza who survives. Together they enjoyed going square dancing. They also loved to travel, trips all around the globe. The most memorable trip was to Rome where they sat in the front row while Pope John Paul celebrated mass.

She is also survived by her husband, Raymond,  two daughters, Julie (Chet) Boothby and Cheryl (Rick) Kroeg; one son, Charles Burza, along with nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Jacquelyn Woodruff and Patricia (late Donald) Burza and her daughter in law, Cristy Burza.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Ray Burza Jr,.

Cremation will take place. There will be a memorial mass celebrated Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Paw Paw, with Fr. Joseph Xavier officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Jude Children's Hospital or Shriner's Children's Hospital.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley H. (Hoger) Burza, please visit our flower store.

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