Alice Burgers


December 2, 2020

Sioux Falls, SD (formerly Colton, SD)

Alice Burgers, 101, of Sioux Falls formerly of Colton died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at her home.

Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Faith Community Church, Colton.  Burial will be in the Colton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday at the Minnehaha Funeral Chapel, Colton.  Masks are strongly encouraged.

Alice was born November 30, 1919 in Harrison, South Dakota to Cornelius and Kate (Paauw) Van Zanten.  As a child her family moved to a farm in the Colton area, interrupted by a move to Grand Rapids, Michigan for several years.  She attended Clear Lake County School.

Alice married Walter Burgers on January 15, 1952.  They were married for 52 years before Walter passed away in 2004.  They were engaged in farming until 1968, they then operated the Colton Bakery until 1980 and the café in Colton for several years.  Alice later worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls into her 80’s.

She was a member of Faith Community Church in Colton.  She has lived the last several years at Sunnycrest Retirement Village.  She always enjoyed a game of Scrabble or Rummikub.

She is lovingly remembered by family and friends for her strong faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ as well as for her loving spirit, generosity, and strong work ethic.

Grateful for having shared her life are children, Jim (Sharon) Burgers, Brandon; Cal (Glenda) Burgers, Lyndon, WA; Ruth (Ray) Bozung, Carl Junction, Mo; Dan (Michele) Burgers, Sioux Falls; a son in law, Warren Wissink, Ripon, CA; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren, a brother Melvin (Jan) Van Zanten; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walter; daughter, Carole; two sisters, Jeanette Van Zanten and Nellie Burgers; two brothers, Dewey Van Zanten and J. W. Van Zanten and a great granddaughter, Avery Burgers.