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Son of Donald and Ginny Burger, Doug was born June 9, 1964, in Baltimore, Maryland, where he met his best-friend Nick Kolb. Doug went on to attend the University of Maryland where he played collegiate lacrosse. He and Nicole Burger raised two daughters, Taylor and Kolby, and son Nickolaus in Killingworth. He died April 9.
Doug was a proud owner of Hammonasset Service Station, which he started in 1995. For 25 years Doug ran the family business and was able to do what he loved best, help others. Doug was extremely knowledgeable when it came to the business; however, what his customers remember most was his big smile and urgency to help. He would go above and beyond to help, even if there was no benefit to himself.
Outside of work, Doug loved spending time with his family. Athletics created a tight bond within the family; he coached Taylor and Kolby in softball all while coaching Nick in lacrosse. He was a respected coach who left a lasting impact on not only his kids but all his players. Even when he was not coaching, you would find him helping from the sidelines.
Besides athletics and work, Doug loved going on vacations with his family, going to the movies, eating at the best restaurants, and laughing with the family until he almost spit out his food. He put an emphasis on happiness, hard work, and family. He prided himself on being a supportive father and always helping his kids reach their full potential. He was a well-respected family man, business owner, coach, and overall good samaritan.
Doug is survived by daughters Taylor and Kolby, his son Nickolaus, and mother Ginny. He was predeceased by father Donald Burger, who passed away after battling cancer.
A celebration of life ceremony will be planned and announced when restrictions due to the coronavirus are lifted and it is safe to gather in groups. Please visit www.swanfuneralmadison.com for tributes and updated service information.