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Donna Mae Burge

May 8, 1934 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Donna Burge Obituary

Donna Mae Burge, age 89, of Toledo’s Point Place community passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 7, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 8, 1934 in Monroe, MI to Lester and Lila (Viets) Heiden. Donna was a graduate of Ida High School. She married Howard Sedelbauer in 1953 and they had 3 beautiful children together. Donna began her transportation career in 1960 working for Freightway Corporation where she remained for 20 years. In 1981 she married her soulmate Charles Burge and enjoyed 23 wonderful, fun-filled years together boating to Put-In-Bay during the summer and traveling to Florida in the winter. In 1983, Donna started her own trucking company - Shoreland Transportation Inc. which she owned and operated until 1995. In 2004 her husband, Charles S. Burge passed away and she took over his business, C.S. Burge Inc. She ran the business with her son Roland until 2020, retiring at age 86. Donna was an active member of the Toledo Yacht Club, holding many offices over the years, including past president of the Women’s Auxiliary. She cared deeply for her many wonderful friends. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker, Donna loved playing card games, tending to her beautiful rock garden and flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Charles S. Burge and Howard Sedelbauer; and brother, Robert Heiden. Surviving are her children, Alan (Harold Lindau) Sedelbauer, Roland (Polly) Sedelbauer, and Connie (Ted) Standiford; former daughter-in-law Emily Sedelbauer; grandchildren, Nicholas (Julie) Standiford, Mackenzie (Kevin) Flew, Ashley Sedelbauer, Harrison (Jessica) Sedelbauer, Jessica (Adam) Barragan, Taylor (Skyler) Erickson and Cory Sedelbauer; and great-grandchildren, Renee, Isabelle, Charli, and Jack. Also surviving are step-children, Charles (Dawn) Burge, Tracy Hudson, Beth (Dan) Carr, and Becky (John) Runkel.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 12 from 2-5 p.m. at Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114 E. Alexis Rd., with eulogies for sharing of memories at 4:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Michigan Medicine Discovery Research Fund https://victors.us/donnaburge or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org. Condolences may be shared at www.sujkowski.com.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sujkowski Funeral Home - Northpointe
114-128 East Alexis Rd.
Toledo, OH 43612

Video is available for this event


Sharing of Memories
Tuesday
December 12, 2023

4:30 PM
Sujkowski Funeral Home - Northpointe
114-128 East Alexis Rd.
Toledo, OH 43612

Video is available for this event


Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Michigan Medicine Discovery Research Fund
Web: https://victors.us/donnaburge

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