Jean E. Burmester, age 92, of Loganville, WI, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born on August 6, 1927 in Waukesha, WI, the daughter of Lloyd H. and Mayme (Dormbrack) McNett. Jean met her husband Gilbert Burmester during a dinner get-together in 1961. After only a few months they were married on February 2, 1961 in Baraboo. They were married for 59 years.
Jean was a wife, mother, homemaker and beekeeper. She enjoyed gardening and collecting seeds and beautiful flowers and plants. Her favorite were African violets and hibiscuses. Her true passion was quilting. She was a member of the American Quilter Society for many years. She created her own patterns and designs, and would sew them by hand. Jean and Gilbert traveled to hundreds of quilting shows throughout the years. Her favorite was in Paducah, Kentucky. Jean took great pride in displaying and showing off her quilts. She made numerous baby quilts with matching wall hangings and brought them to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN. She also enjoyed being involved with antique trucks.
Jean and Gilbert were inseparable. There was no doubt they were in love and meant to be together. Jean never flew, but she got to see the world with her husband. They enjoyed their trips to Florida in the winter, as well as everywhere else they traveled in between. Jean always lent a helping hand. Whether it was giving someone fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden, to donating to the Ronald McDonald House, and many things in between. She enjoyed helping others. Most of all she cherished her life with her husband.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mayme Kohlhaas; father Lloyd McNett; aunt Marian; sister Eleanore Hacketts; a stillborn granddaughter Stacy Lynn; and great-grandson Steven.
She is survived by her husband Gilbert; children, Judy Prince, Sharon Bishop and Donna Opperman; as well as eight grandchildren 14+great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters; sister Hazel Samuel; cousins Roger, Gary and Tom Sedgewick; and nieces Judy Hineman and Susan Hineman.
Funeral services for Jean Burmester will be conducted at 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg. Chaplain Daniel Farber will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Loganville. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
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