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Rita R. Burgwaldt

September 26, 1937 - November 10, 2020

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Rita R. Burgwaldt, age 83, Geneva, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Rita was a resident of Autumn Leaves of St. Charles.

 She was born September 26, 1937 in Aurora, Il. and the only child of  Raymond and Ruth Gardner.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Brian whom she was married to for 46 years.

She is survived her loving children, Paula R. Holder of Somonauk, IL. Brian K.(Liduvina) Burgwaldt of Elgin, Kevin J. Burgwaldt of Lawrence, Michigan, and Amy L. (Richard) Zeman of Elburn,Il.  Her grandchildren, Amanda R. (Matt) Smith, and Kara L. (Matt Wileman. Also, her great grandchildren, Olivia Smith, Madison Williams, Ryder and Colton Wileman.

Rita was a devoted member and Secretary at Geneva Lutheran Church along with Pastor Howard Fintzen and Pastor Steven Srock.

We regret to inform that a private visitation and Service for immediate family only due to the Covid 19 Pandamic.


To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral homes’ obituary page at For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home Geneva, 630-232-7337.


Beth Aguilar from Arlington heights , IL

"Sorry for your loss, your mother is so beautiful. Prayers go out to you and your family."

Dalibor and Gail Zeman from 119 N Junipe St Cortland, IL

"Amy our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have happy memories of the times we spent with your mom, although they were too few. She was a special person. She always made us smile with her humor and wit. She will be remembered. We love you and are always here for you."

Una Schusler from Elburn, IL

"What a true gem of a person. Where do you begin with 65 years of memories behind us. Time travels so fast. You had four kids and I had five. We did so many things together. Playing cards , drinking beer, staying together laughing until the sun came up in the morning. You kids and mine all still remain cousins and still are together. But , I’m the only mom left in the group. Always remember if you need anything and I can help please let me know. I’m here and I love each and everyone of you like my own. Your mom was so good to all of you. It’s hard to grasp but her pain and suffering and memory loss are all left behind. She is free of all that pain. She is in peace rejoicing with Brian and all the rest of her loved ones, and her sweetheart mother, Grandma Ruth.. Our Lord will take over now. My sympathy is with all of you kids.💕💕 Love, Aunt Una"

Lisa Feddor from St Charles , IL

"Amy & Rich, What a beautiful lady! I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Your love to her was shown so strong during all these years of caring for her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Lisa & Tom."

Dave and Michelle Burgwaldt from Batavia, IL

"So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful lady"

Christine Kessler (niece) from Scottsdale, AZ

"Been so many years. But I do have fond memories of my Auntie. I remember visiting them and always having such a nice time with my cousins. I’m very sad that I’m not around two give physical hugs and condolences to my cousins. Paula, Kevin, Charlie and little Amy, My thoughts and prayers are with you. It’s so difficult. God bless you all"

Joan Goepel from Sarasota, FL

"Amy, Charlie, Paula & Kevin- I remember your Mom with such deep & abiding love. She had such a great sense of humor- laughing with her was always so easy- she was such a fun person to be with. And yet, she was strong, capable & had strength of character. I was so happy that my brothers both chose such wonderful life partners. Your Mom was a great wife & Mother. We will miss her so much. All my love- Aunt Tilla"

Julie Anderson from Bradenton, FL

"Dear Amy, Charlie, Kevin & Paula- Your Mom had such a great personality- she livened up every family gathering & has given all of us so many wonderful memories to cherish. I always picture her with a smile. She was so fortunate to have you all to support her through her illness...Please accept my deepest & most sincere condolences for your loss."

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