Life Story / Obituary
Carol Alayne Burger, 80, of Traverse City passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 unexpectedly at her home.
She was born on October 6, 1940 in Detroit, the daughter of Joseph Daniel and Sylvia Jeanette (Soucek) Pace.
Carol was a caregiver for her son Richard following his accident many years ago and also took care of her mother in her later years.
Carol enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafting. She participated in the Red Hat Society and the Long Lake Euchre Club. She loved helping others, being involved in events and most of all being a part of family and friend activities. She was known as the “Hub” by keeping family and friends together.
Carol is survived by her children, Deb (Mike) Brown of Traverse City, Sandy (Jack) Birdsall of Traverse City; grandchildren, Sara (Cory) Gillner, Kelly (Jarrod) Hoehn and Eric Birdsall; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She had been waiting to be a great-grandmother and was excited for her first great-grandchild to be born in June 2021.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Burger; son, Richard Burger and brother, Dennis Pace.
Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be announced in the spring. She will be buried with her husband and son at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, MI.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Munson Health Care Foundation; designate, Women's Cancer Fund 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684 or to the Hospice of Michigan, 10850 E. Traverse Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49686.
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