Penny Burger

Penny S. Burger

1961 - 2019

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Obituary of Penny S. Burger

Penny Sue Burger passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019.

She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 28, 1961, to Wayne and Phyllis Burger. Penny was a loving and dedicated mother to her two sons. A graduate of the University of Iowa, she lived out her passion for teaching at Central Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa. Penny loved her students and dedicated her life to helping others. Even in death, she donated her corneas to give sight to others.

She is survived by her sons Nicholas Gordy (fiancé Caty Bishop) of Des Moines; Jake Gordy of Iowa City; parents Wayne and Phyllis Burger of Des Moines; brothers Steve (Marti) Burger of Chicago, Illinois; Ken Burger of Sarasota, Florida; sister Peggy (Steve) Klinefelter of Norwalk, Iowa; ten nieces and nephews, all whose lives were touched in a positive and loving way by Penny.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Waveland Clubhouse with internment at Glendale Cemetery, in Des Moines, Iowa. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @


Celebration of Life

1:30 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Waveland Golf Course Clubhouse
4908 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa, United States