November 21, 1941 ~ March 14, 2020

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Arvada, CO

(James) Roger Burgard, 78, of Arvada passed away on March 14, 2020 at St. Anthony Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 21, 1941 in Denver, Colorado he was the son of Kasper Joseph and Margaret Lauraine (Swift) Burgard.

Roger married his high school sweetheart Donna Lykou on February 11, 1962 and together they shared 58 years of marriage.

After 39 years of service, Roger retired from Coors Brewing Company.

Roger enjoyed any type of outdoor activity. He especially would look forward to his annual Elk hunting trip with his family and friends. Roger also loved to travel. He was able to visit all 50 US States in addition to taking numerous cruises.

He will be remembered for his welcoming personality, his abundant kindness and his fun sense of humor…He was always willing to “offer a cold one” to whomever.
In addition to his wife, Donna he is survived by his daughter, Janine (Steve), son Jamey (Becky), and grandchildren, Caitlin, Jordan and Alexis.
Services will be private. A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at a later time.

Donations may be made to “Memory of Roger Burgard” to Spirit of Christ Catholic Church as it was an important part of Rogers’ life.
Roger, Dad, Grandpa and Friend – You were such a great part of our lives…You will truly be missed.

Memories Timeline


  1. Roger was ALWAYS Roger. We have a lot of good, fun memories with him and we will miss him.
    Sam and Carrie Wallace

    • Always a true friend, a big smile and a handshake. A lot of good memories working with Roger, will truly miss him.

      Jim Hamilton

      • roger was always a very friendly person at wheat ridge high school . I’m sure he will be missed. best wishes to his family

  2. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Roger was so much fun!!

  3. Even before I was honored to participate in their wedding, I had warm memories of Roger and Donna (thru my sister Karen Schreiber/Giorgini). Roger scooped me out of a couple of dicey times and we enjoyed trout fishing at the spur of the moment with Fred Ault. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss and will have you and Roger in my heart forever.

  4. I new Roger from working at Coors—-the good old days.Roger was always happy go lucky,willing to keep us all informed and smiling.He will be missed—a great guy.God bless everyone. Tom Fish

  5. What a GUY! Always a smile and glad to see ya. He helped Coach a Little League Soccer Team, and that was lots of fun. He would always come to give you a hand and would fix about anything that needed it.
    The good Lord must have needed something fixed, so he called Rog! That’s what we always did out at the Brewery.
    Prayers for you Donna and Jannie and Jamey and your whole family. He will be missed, but he is up there waiting and watching over you all!
    RIP- Rog.

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We had many great times with the Burgards and Roger was always a kick. Donna, we are sending our thoughts and love.

  7. So sorry for your loss Donna, and family. I enjoyed working with Rodger at Coors, he always had a smile on his face.


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