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BUGGER, Percy 'Pete' Raymond, 68, died at his home  in Boone, Iowa 06 November 2007. He was born 25 July 1939 in Granite City, IL and served 21 years in with the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Bremerhaven Germany, and married Hannelore Cordes on June 6, 1962 in Ramstein, Germany. He was also a veteran of the Viet Nam conflict.

Pete retired in 2006 from Quinn Machinery of Boone, IA after 21 years with them as a machinist.

Pete is survived by his wife, Hanalore, 3 daughters: Jennifer Pritchard, Bridgett (Sam) Hill of Boone, Ia; and Patricia Wittmann of Orlando, Fl. Two sons: Gary (Kathy) Bugger and Timothy (Robin) Bugger both of Boone, IA; a brother Butch Bugger of Colorado, and two sisters, Nancy Schiefer of Lebanon, IL and Katherine Koonce of Troy, IL. and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MARINO, Vincent J. 'Vince/Slick', 74, died in 2006.

Vince was born in Brooklyn, New York to Louis and Marie Marino.  His childhood summers were spent in Warrenton, Georgia, his mother’s home.

At age 17 Vince joined the Air Force and was sent to Bremerhaven, Germany where he served from 1952-1955 as a Morse intercept operation on "C" Trick at the 41st RSM. He was a member of the 1952-53 Squadron basketball team ("Vikings") and they won the BPE Championship. He also met his first wife, Margrit Annie.  They had three sons, Ralph, Steve and Vince. A result of the marriage, he lost his crypto-clearance and was reassigned to a microwave site at Pforzheim, Germany. He retired from the Air Force in 1971.

On retirement Vince and his family moved to Colorado where he began working for the Federal Protective Service, the police arm of the General Services Administration.  Margrit died of throat cancer in 1985 and in 1986 Vince married his second wife, Susan, and gained his two daughters, Kerith and Lisa.

Vince was in charge of perimeter security for federally owned and leased buildings in the 6 state Rocky Mountain Region.  His unit was involved in all the major and minor incidents that occurred in his 32 years of service including the Freeman Trials in Montana, the McVeigh and Nichols trials here in Denver, and the Oklahoma City bombing trial.  His final assignment before retirement was six years spent designing and working security for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

In both of his careers Vince dealt with many of the world’s people from all walks of life; heads of state, top government officials, police, judges, black Muslims, Sherpas, southeast Asian hill tribes and everyday people in countries on every continent.  His thrust was to make the world a safer, more just and moral place; his humanity was immense.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to University Park United Methodist Church, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1835 Franklin Street, Denver, CO 80218 or the American Heart Association. 


2001 - OBITUARIES

BURGER, William "Bill" G., 66, died in 2001 of heart failure at Ochaner Foundation Hospital. Mr. Burger was born in Alliance, Ohio, and lived in Metairie for the past 43 years. He served in the Marine Corps for a year and the Air Force for four years (Charley Trick 1955-57). He was a salesman for Borden Company.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Savoie Burger; two sons, William "Bill" G. Burger Jr. and Kenneth J. Burger; one daughter, Michelle Burger Coniglio; two sisters, Milreda Huffman of Alliance and Karilyn Williams of Massilon, OH; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.       

NIEZNALSKI, John J., 72, died died in 2001 at his home in Cicero, NY. Born in Syracuse, he lived in Cicero for 40 years. He worked for Continental Corrugated and owned Uncommon Cartons Box Co., Syracuse. He served 4 years in the Air Force and was at Bremerhaven, Germany in 1952.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Ferris; a daughter, Catherine Bonoffski of Oswego; two sons, Stephen of Sarasota, FL, and Greg of Watsonville, CA; two sisters, Genevieve Groth and Helen Kondra, both of Syracuse; a brother, Joseph of California and three grandchildren.


WIGGINS, Dorman Elmo 'Bud', died in Minneapolis, MN on 22 July 2000. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and held the rank of Technical Sergeant when he reenlisted in 1945. Bud also served in the United States Air Force at Bremerhaven, Germany from 1954 to 1957. As Master Sergeant he held the position of NCO-In-Charge of Operations.

Survivors include his 3 children: Gary Dorman Wiggins, Bloomington, IN; Dwight Ellis Wiggins, Ft. Baker, CA; and Lee Carroll Wiggins, Minneapolis, MN.

Burial is at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Hennepin Co. MN


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