Condolence & Memory Journal

John was a true Mentor of mine! He was there when I started my Apprenticeship in1978. He was a great Welder and Fisherman. We had a great relationship and he will forever be in my thoughts! God Blessed Local 440 with John as a Member. Until we meet again Brother!

Posted by David Posey - Trafalgar, IN - Friend   January 22, 2021

John----Thank you for setting a good example to the many younger 440 union fitters that you worked with thru the years. Thank you for adding humor to the many jobs you worked on and please say Hi to the many U A members that I am sure you will meet at the gate to welcome you. R I P brother John.

Posted by Chuck Gowan - Carmel, IN - Coworker   January 22, 2021

Didn't have the pleasure of knowing Brother Burge but honor his life and service with UA Local 440.
RIP Brother Burge.

Posted by Dean Warren - Lynn - Coworker   January 22, 2021

I met John in the mid 80's and worked with him off and on up until his retirement. I had fun working with him, he livened up the job.

Posted by John Phillips - Mooresville, IN - Coworker   January 22, 2021

I enjoyed working with John from time to time.
John had worked for my dad, at Beaman Inc. So it was only fitting that I got to work with him at Lilly. My condolences go out to your family for your loss.

Posted by RANDY DAWSON - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   January 22, 2021

God Bless you dear brother John; Please say hello to our brothers Dick and Don. Joe

Posted by Joe Burge - Jupiter, FL - Brother   January 22, 2021

Had so many good memories, of working with John. And on visits the cheese and sausage .snacks as we talked .about old times . a good friend ..

Posted by Eddie May - Jamestown, IN - Coworker   January 22, 2021

I'm so sad he was an amazing giving loving man.May he rest in peace and forever be remembered

Posted by Terri Koons - Brooklyn, IN - Family Friend   January 22, 2021