Jon Lewis Burg Obituary

Jon Lewis Burg, age 70, of Benton Harbor passed away on August 19 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 25 2021 at 1:00 pm at Starks & Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Visitation for Jon will be held starting at 12:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton Harbor. Memorial donation may be made to Calvary Chapel New Buffalo, 1615 E. Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117. Those wishing to leave a memory of Jon may do so at

Jon was born July 13, 1951 in Detroit, MI to Gerald and Mildred (Beaudette) Burg. He lived most of his life in Benton Harbor graduating from Benton Harbor High School in 1969. He continued his education earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Hope College. Jon was an independent businessman. He owned the Sea Chest, a nautical gift shop in downtown St. Joseph for many years. He was a school bus driver for Benton Harbor Area Schools for over ten years. His love of woodworking led him into the business of making toys for children. He fabricated small parts for Antique Jeeps and sold them over the internet. Jon enjoyed making beeswax candles. He delivered meals for the food pantry for many years. He loved to sail on Lake Michigan, ride trains especially going out west, traveling to Beaver Island, and cheering for the University of Michigan Football team.

Jon is survived by his son Kevin Burg, his brother Gerald (Pam) Burg of Adrian, nephew Jason (Victoria) Burg, niece Erin (Marc) Benassi, and ex-wife Kim(Shaun) Jackson. 

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