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Jane C. Burmeister

June 9, 1932 — February 9, 2005

Jane C. Burmeister, age 72, of Appleton, died on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Jane was born one June 9, 1932, in Appleton to the late Al and May Kolb. She married Merrill Burmeister on November 5, 1954, in Appleton. Jane was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include her husband of 50 years , Merrill; her daughter Nancy (Wade) Van Alstine, Appleton; her grandsons, Drew and Dylan; her sister, Shirley (Matt) Hecker, Menasha; her brother, Charles Kolb, Chicago; her mother-in-law, Josephine Burmeister, and her brother in-law, Harland Burmeister, both of Mountain, Wisconsin. Jane was a long-time member of the YMCA, especially enjoying swimming. She enjoyed the outdoors, bicycling, and windsurfing. Per Jane’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A memorial has been established in her name benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Thank you, Mom, for the words you spoke
while catching tears that I was crying,
“Even though you did not win the race,
I am proud of you for trying”

Thank you, Mom, for the open arms
That always chased away my fears,
for the loving embrace of a mother
can make the whole world disappear.

Thank you, Mom, for many tears
that you shed on my behalf,
and for pretending that my silly jokes
Always somehow made you laugh.

Thank you , Mom, for the guidance
through all my years of growing,
somehow molding the way I’d live my life‚Ķ
without you ever knowing.

Thank you, Mom, for you patience
and understanding all along,
those years I thought I was always right
and that you were always wrong.

Thank you, Mm, for teaching me
the most valuable lesson I would learn;
that you can love someone with everything
and expect nothing in return.

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