Wesley 'Wes' Lester Burg


Wes Burg, 87, Glasgow, Mont., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Malta, Mont., of natural causes.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday June 13, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont. Internment will be at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Seth Burg, Jared Burg, Trent Moran, Conor Moran, Stevin Miller and Kevin Miller.

Wesley Lester Burg was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Jasper, Minn., to Lester and Alma (Handberg) Burg. He graduated from Jasper High School in 1950 and then enlisted in the Army during the Korean conflict.

Wes married Marlyss Berge on Aug. 30 1958. He was half owner of B&D Machine in Los Angeles, Calif., where they machined aircraft parts. Later they moved to Oregon where they owned a tavern, then onto Glasgow, where he worked at the air force base until its closure. He then worked at the packing plant until its closure, and finally the Corps of Engineers.

Wes was an avid hunter and fisherman; walleye and perch were his favorites. He participated in all of the first 20 Montana Governor's Cups. He also enjoyed his pets through the years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marlyss; his parents; and four sisters, infant Dorothy Burg, Lona Walvatne, Lois Jansma and Beth Parks.

Survivors include one son, Dave (Mary) Burg, Williston, N.D .; one daughter, Jana (Scott) Moran, Malta; four grandsons, Trent (Shandy) Moran, Scobey, Mont., Conor Moran, Malta, Seth Burg, Fargo, N. D., and Jared Burg, Williston, N.D.


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