Stuart G. “Sam” Burrows
Stuart G. ‘Sam’ Burrows, 94, died at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill, on Friday, September 9, 2022, surrounded by his family. Sam was born March 28, 1928, son of the late Arthur Sr. and Dorothy (Shimek) Burrow, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He married Mildred ‘Millie’ Schleif on July 1, 1950, in Merrill. She survives. Sam worked at Northern Specialty in Merrill for 44 years. He also worked various jobs throughout his life and worked many side jobs with his brother, Ronnie, doing carpentry work to help support his large family. He retired at the age of 85. Sam enjoyed putzing around outdoors, cutting firewood, and feeding the birds. He also liked working on woodworking projects. In later years, he enjoyed puzzles, word searches, and reading magazines. Sam was a dog lover and enjoyed taking his dogs for a walk or for a ride in the car. In his younger years, he liked snowmobiling and camping with family.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Mildred ‘Millie’; his children, Keith (Cathy), Mary (Tom) Maluegge, Cindy (Bruce) Pankow, Tim (Judy), Jay (Rhonda), Jolene (Joe) Nowak, and Amy (Donny) Gehrke; daughter-in-law, Roxanne; 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren. Sam is also survived by his siblings; Joyce ‘Totsy’ Kleinschmidt, Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Mahn, Honey Weber, Barbara Simpson, Bill Burrow, Ron (Malinda) Burrow, Sally (Paul) Robbins, and Tom Burrow. Sam was preceded in death by his sons, Randy and Greg; Greg’s wife, Marvis and their son, Matthew; parents, Arthur Sr. and Dorothy Burrow; and siblings, Dorothy ‘Sister’, Arthur Jr. ‘Buddy’, Jackie, Molly, John, Patrick ‘Nibby’, and Donald ‘Joe’; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
The funeral service for Sam will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 19, 2022, at St. Stephens United Church of Christ, Merrill. Rev. Michael Southcombe will officiate. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill and after 10:00 A.M. Monday at church. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family. Memorials in Sam’s name may be made to St. Stephens United Church of Christ-Merrill, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Shriners Hospitals. Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com