Virgil W. Burget, 88, of Lewistown, formerly of Astoria, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Virgil W. Burget, 88, of Lewistown, formerly of Astoria, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Graham Hospital in Canton.


He was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Sherman Township, Mason County, Illinois, the son of Robert and Laura (Landwer) Burget. He married Melba Jean Ogden Aug. 20, 1949, in Wickliffe, Kentucky. She preceded him in death Jan. 27, 2017.


Survivors include son Steven (and Pam) Burget of Astoria, Stanley (and Sandy) Burget of Lewistown, Scott (and Teresa) Burget of Rushville, Sheldon (and Brenda) Burget of Lewistown and Shelby Burget of Astoria; one daughter, Sharon (and Steve) Musson of Astoria; son-in-law Robert Wells of Canton; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and sister Beulah Williams of Easton.


He was preceded in death by son Stewart Burget; daughter Sherry Wells; grandson James Cannon; two great-granddaughters, Samantha and Reese Carithers; and his infant sister.


He was a longtime truck driver.


Virgil enjoyed fishing, taking walks, putting puzzles together and polishing stones.


Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date by Shawgo Memorial Home.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria.


Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org