Jacob Burge

Obituary of Jacob Lamar Burge

Jacob L. Burge, 21, of Niles passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 after injuries sustained from an accident. An early Christmas present, Jacob was born on December 24, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend to Brian and Maribeth (Reichanadter) Burge. Jacob would be sure to tell you that he was the oldest of the triplets. He took on the role of being the “protector” of his two sisters very serious. He was a 2019 graduate of Brandywine High School where he was part of the golf team and NHS. After graduation, Jacob continued to hone his skills in machine repair. He had an affinity for tractor repair, given that he would spend hours working on his grandfather’s old 1952 Ford tractor. Jacob landed his dream job at Krupp’s Power Sports. There he quickly picked up new skills where he was learning to fix just about anything that was put in front of him. Being out on the water in his new hard earned bass boat was always the place where Jacob wanted to spend his free time with his best friends that he loved. Whether you would ask Jacob or not, he was always quick to point out that the largest bass he ever caught was bigger than his dad’s or grandpa’s largest bass. Jacob loved to travel and found that the Wisconsin Dells was a favorite destination of his. He was also a huge Marvel Comic Universe and Star Wars fan. Though from the DC Universe, Jacob’s favorite superhero of all-time was the Flash. Jacob was also a Fantasy Football fanatic and loved the New England Patriots. Preceding Jacob in passing are his grandfathers, Samuel Burge and Larry Reichanadter. Jacob will be missed profoundly by his parents, Brian and Maribeth Burge, his big brother, Sam Burge, and his “younger” sisters, Grace and Emily Burge all of Niles. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Anna Burge of Niles, his maternal grandmother Betty Reichanadter, also of Niles and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends who Jacob cared for all deeply. A time of visitation for Jacob will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services to celebrate Jacob will take place Sunday, July 18th, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ at 601 Sycamore Street in Niles. A private interment will be held on Monday at Silverbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in honor of Jacob can be made to the Brown Funeral Home for a scholarship that will be established in his name. The family would greatly appreciate any memories, photos, or condolences that are left for Jacob’s family at www. BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com. Jacob’s no frill, dry sense of humor, easy-going approach to life, and his ability to make you feel at ease will be missed by those who had the privilege to be a part of his life.
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Sunday, July 18, 2021
St. John's United Church of Christ
601 Sycamore Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
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