Edward Valentine Burget, Jr.

June 7, 1929 - March 25, 2014

Edward Valentine Burget, Jr., 84, passed away on March 25, 2014, in Allen, Texas.  He was born in Indianapolis on June 7, 1929, to Edward Valentine and Irene (Moss) Burget.  After living in Evansville, he moved to Terre Haute as a teenager and graduated from Wiley High School.

Ed married Rosemary Heidenger, daughter of Raymond and Frances Heidenger, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Terre Haute in 1951.  After serving in the United States Air Force in Biloxi, Mississippi, he returned to Terre Haute and, in 1956, graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  While at Rose, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

After Ed’s graduation, he and Rosemary moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he began his career in the chemicals industry.  His work as a plant engineer took his family to Northborough, Massachusetts in 1971 and, three years later, to Friendswood, Texas, where they lived happily for 25 years.

After Ed retired from the Amoco Chemical Company, he and Rosemary moved to the Hill Country of Texas.  Ed designed and built their house to fit the beautiful spot they found near the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Bertram, Texas, and his grandchildren enjoyed many happy times there building their own “hide-out” on the hillside.

Ed lost his wife Rosemary in 2008.  He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Christopher Wright of Washington, D.C., and Linda and Donald Albers of Allen, Texas; his four grandchildren, Marissa Albers, Tristan Albers, Owen Wright and Eric Wright; his sister, Dorothy Boone of Indianapolis; his niece, Beverly Ruebeck; and his nephew, Malcolm “Skip” Boone.

Ed was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather who brought his spirit of humor, generosity, and sunny Midwestern optimism to everything he did.

A funeral service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. 7 th Street, in Terre Haute, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., with interment to follow at Highland Lawn Cemetery. 


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Ed and Rosie were HS classmates and were loved by us all. We've been missing Rosie and now we will be missing fun Ed and his sunny disposition. Rosemary Loyd Mace, May 4, 2014