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Helen Ann Burmeister

October 14, 1929 October 17, 2019
Helen Ann Burmeister
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Obituary for Helen Ann Burmeister

Vinton—Helen A. Burmeister, 90, died peacefully Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Randy Kasch officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Burial will be in the Dysart Cemetery.
Helen Ann Madera was born October 14, 1929, in Traer, Iowa, the daughter of Frank J. and Bertha Mochal Madera. She grew up in Traer and graduated from Dinsdale High School in 1947. Following high school, she attended Gates Business College in Waterloo.
On January 20, 1948, Helen was united in marriage with Don Burmeister at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Helen worked in the office at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton for 25 years, retiring in 1992. She was an active member of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton. She was also active in 4-H and volunteered at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab for many years. Helen enjoyed cooking and canning, fishing and dancing. Helen and Don enjoyed many winters in Mesa, AZ.
Helen is survived by her three children: Donna (Dick) Kruckenberg of Vinton; Linda (Craig) Anderson of Cedar Rapids; and Gary (Dana) Burmeister of Mt. Auburn; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother: Harry (Jean) Madera of CA; two sisters: Kathryn (John) Miller of Ames, and Judy (Myron) Du Toit of Marshalltown and sister-in-law Doris Madera, Wichita Falls, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don, in 2013, and brothers, Ervin and wife, Gwen, and F. Robert “Bob” Madera.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Helen and her family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

19

Oct

9:30 AM 10/19/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

1206 C Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1206 C Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

19

Oct

11:00 AM 10/19/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10/19/2019 11:30:00 AM
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

1206 C Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

with Pastor Randy Kasch officiating.

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1206 C Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dysart Cemetery Final Resting Place

1930-46 X Avenue
Dysart, IA 52224

1930-46 X Avenue Dysart 52224 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
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