MADISON, Wisconsin – Elizabeth Bronwyn "Litzie" Burgweger, 65, of Madison, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 3, 2014, of complications from cancer.|
Born Oct. 20, 1948, in Evanston, Litzie grew up on a dairy farm in Kirkland. She attended Kirkland Grade School and graduated from Sycamore High School in 1966. She attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Early in her career she worked for Rep. David Clarenbach at the Wisconsin State Capitol and pursued free-lance writing and advertising work. After leaving Rep. Clarenbach, she went to work for Anchor Bank as senior employment representative. Her people skills and ability to communicate was a great asset to Anchor Bank.
Litzie was a true jewel with infinite facets. She loved her friends, the farm, her animals, her garden, biking, traveling and the seasons to name a few. She loved decorating her home for the holidays, especially Christmas. Litzie took up Yoga in college and became a Buddhist. As one dear friend said of her, "My sadness is tempered by the awareness that your beauty, joy, and gracefulness is now able to express in a container that reflects and enhances that. Dance joyously dear one. Celebrate a life well lived and utilized. I know we shall all dance together again. The sound of your infectious laughter transcends boundaries and I smile. Peace to all who feel the loss of this Bodhisattva on Earth...."
Litzie is survived by her brothers, Kip (Kath) of Cos Cob, Connecticut, Jeff (Cathy) of Brooklyn, Wisconsin and North Carolina, Henry (Pat) of Kirkland, Bill (Rose) of DeSoto, Kansas and Larry Tunison of Rockford; many nephews and nieces; and two very dear friends, Susan Frisbie and Michael Davis. She also leaves behind countless friends.
A memorial service for Litzie will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 9, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, to celebrate the incredible, full, joyous life that was Elizabeth Bronwyn "Litzie" Burgweger. The church is located at 218 Somonauk St., Sycamore. The service will be followed by luncheon at Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St. Sycamore. Later, there will be a service to spread some of her ashes on her beloved farm and a brief graveside service followed by more celebration of her life, also at the farm.
Memorials can be made to either Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center, DeKalb; DeKalb County Animal Shelter; or Tails Humane Society.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Aug. 1, 2014