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Dorothy Burmeister

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Burmeister, Dorothy Marie

Dorothy Marie Burmeister, age 87, died suddenly Friday, July 15, 2016.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Albert "Al" Burmeister; children, Denise Burton and husband, Chuck of Waco, TX and Kent Burmeister and wife, Molly of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Andrea Terrell, Janeene McMinn and husband, Stephen, Matthew Burton, David Valentine, Stephanie Burmeister, Brigitte Burmeister, and Jacob Burmeister; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kristina, Benjamin, Eric, Emily, Isaiah, Ava, and Christina; one great-great-grandchild on the way; sisters, Audrey Collins, Myrtle Burge, and Georgiana Carrick; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruby Rundle; son, Paul Burmeister; granddaughter, Celeste Burmeister; and sister, Wilma Haskins.

She was born in Crawford, CO in 1929 and graduated from Grand Junction High School. Dorothy was a nurses aide in Grand Junction before moving to Denver where she met Albert. They were married on August 22, 1950 in Toledo, OH and she began her career as a military wife and mother. Dorothy loved to crochet and cross-stitch and was an avid reader. She also loved to do word searches. Dorothy was a loving and generous person, always putting her family first. She and Al were members of Messiah Lutheran Church since 1980. Dorothy was a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Graveside Service will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016, 9:45 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy's name to the of New Mexico, 5800 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Please visit our online guest book for Dorothy at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal from July 24 to Aug. 7, 2016
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