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Obituary: Edith M. Burmester

February 19, 1933 – January 1, 2022

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Edith M. BurmesterEdith Burmester, nee Wesse, of South Holland, IL passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Hans Jurgen Burmester. Loving mother of Sylvia (Andy) Tsengouras and the late Barbara Glowacki. Proud grandmother of Nicholas (Heather) Burmester, Joseph Glowacki, Michael Glowacki, Arianna Tsengouras, and Alexia Tsengouras, and great-grandmother of Nicholas, Everleigh, and Oliver.

A private family service will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Smits Funeral Home. Burial to be held at Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton, IL. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – South Holland, IL. For more information, please contact 708-333-7000 or visit our online obituary and guest book at

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