Rita Burgdorf


Rita Burgdorf

Rita Burgdorf

Rita Jean Schwenn Burgdorf peacefully stepped into heaven on January 4, 2014 after battling lung cancer.
She was an impressive woman, perhaps not by any one thing she did, but by how she played the many hands that life dealt her. She was both a member and an officer of the Eagles Auxiliary of Mount Vernon, Indiana and also member of the Women of the Moose of Mount Vernon. She enjoyed her many travels with Jerry throughout their life together.
Rita was born to Fredrick and Helen Schwenn on October 22, 1939 in Calumet City, Illinois. Rita’s parents preceded her in death as well as her brother, Fred E. Schwenn, her sister, Barbara Jean Williamson, and her eldest son, Paul Wesley Williamson, Jr.
Survived by her devoted and loving husband Gareld ‘Jerry’ Burgdorf of 23 years, her sisters Dixieanna Monteabaro and Marianne ‘Pat’ Blanchard; four children, Pamela Jeanne Williamson, Judith Diane Williamson (Victor) Bernard Jr., Sandra Kay Williamson (Ronald) Beliles, and Mark Alan Williamson, (Jocelyn Pasol), and two stepchildren Ricky Allen Burgdorf (Regina), and Lisa Gayle Burgdorf (Larry) Clayton; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family extends their gratitude to all the staff at Pine Haven and Southern Care Hospice, for their dedicated and compassionate care.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 W. Illinois, Evansville, IN. She will be laid to rest in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Messages of condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

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