Maureen Burgesen

Burgesen, Maureen
Maureen Burgesen, age 80, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2013 in Mesa, AZ. Maureen was born on May 9, 1933 in Slayton, MN to the late William and Merriam (Knutson) Jacobson. She was a graduate of Slayton High School. Maureen met Holger "Lou" Burgesen in Minneapolis in 1953. They were married August 28, 1955 in Slayton. Maureen and Lou lived in the Minneapolis area for twelve years where they had four children. Because of Lou's career, the family also lived in St. Louis, Washington D.C., Wausau and Sullivan, Mo. For the last seventeen years, Maureen and Lou have made their home in Mesa.
Maureen was a great homemaker and no matter where they lived she was active in church, civic affairs and managed several charitable organizations. She had a wonderful spirit, a sense of humor and was an inspiration to her family and many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Lou of Mesa, a daughter, Kristin of Madison, a son, Craig (Mary) of St. Louis, son-in-law, Dr. Jaber Aslanzadeh of Simsbury,Ct.,four grandchildren, Anthony, Amanda, Farah and Aryana, a great grandson, Peyton, two sisters, Janet and Marian and brother, William. Maureen was preceded in death by a son, Michael and daughter, Kari.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Mesa.
Memorials in Maureen's name may be directed to ELCA World Hunger, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 4, 2013