Marsha M. Burgess

Marsha Mina Malueg Burgess, 75, died Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2018, at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Shawano, Marsha grew up on a dairy farm in Suring with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. She brought the ethos of working on a farm to Machesney Park, Illinois, where she independently and successfully raised two daughters Liz and Gina with immense love, passing on her strong work ethic. Marsha worked most of her life in the field of mental health care and focused her efforts on the care of many people in need in her community. She lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for 27 years, where she had many friends who she cherished and who adored her. She was a strong, kind woman who loved to comfort and support those around her who were in need. She was a wonderful woman.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Emil Malueg and Rose Elizabeth Otradovic Malueg; her brothers Spencer and Charles Jr. Malueg; her sister Myrna Wacker and her twin sister Margo Julun. Marsha is survived by two daughters, Gina Perez, Nashville, Tennessee, and Elizabeth (Dennis) Buck, Rockford, Illinois; three sisters, Mona Redman, Edgar; Sonia Naiman, Agoura Hills, California, and Goldie Lattimore, Calumet City, Illinois; three brothers, Gary Malueg, Shawano, Gregory Malueg, Beloit, and Dale Malueg, Florida; her dearest brother-in-law Robert Julun, Chicago; her grandchildren Natasha (Ryan) Petterson, Denver, Nicholas Howard, Monterey Bay, California; Joseph Beechem, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lauren Buck, La Grange Park, Illinois, Bryan Buck, Chicago, Arron Buck, Waukegan; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Grace Funeral and Cremation, 1340 S. Alpine Road, at Colonial Village, Rockford, IL 61108. The gathering will begin at 11 a.m. and service at noon.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center for research on Small Cell Lung Cancer at https://www.vicc.org/giving/donor . Please specify your gift for Small Cell lung cancer research.