Virginia M. Burkemper

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“Aunt Virginia ALWAYS seemed to have a smile for you. When she stopped to chat, she always asked how you were and you always knew she meant it....Read More »
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. We pray that the wonderful memories of your mom will help ease the pain of your loss. We were...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rob and Denise Loewenstein - MO

“Dear Dawn I was so sorry to here of your Mom's passing. I wish I could have been at the funeral. Your Mom always looked so nice and would say...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Julie (Debrecht) McKinney - MO

“Your mom was always so kind & friendly towards me & it always amazed me that no matter how many years had passed since I last saw her, she always...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mary (Luth) Kurre - St. Charles, MO

“Tim, your Dad and Mom were always so gracious; treated us High School buddies like family. We never thought twice about coming over (or the...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Alfred - St. Charles, MO

“Mary Jane, Susan, Tim & Dawn, So sorry to learn of your mother's death. Our deepest sympathy to all of you and your families. Your mother and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Robert & Erleen Ostmann - MO

“You have our sympathy in the loss of your mother. She'll always be with you in your memories. She was a very special lady. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pam and Jerry Koch - St. Charles, MO

“Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss.... Virginia was always extremely nice to me and my family. Everytime I saw, she had a smile on her...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dan & Carla Foust - St. Charles, MO

“Dear Mary Jane, Sue, Tim, Dawn , grand kids, great grand kids and all the Burkemper family. My sincere sympathy to all of you. When I think of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Covilli - St. Charles, MO


Virginia M. Burkemper (NEE: Griesenauer), of St. Charles, Missouri, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the loving wife of the late Jerome Burkemper; beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Alvina Griesenauer; devoted mother of Mary Jane (Rusty) Shelley, Susan (Michael) McClintock, Tim (Debbie) Burkemper, and Dawn (Dan) Plackemeier; cherished grandmother of Kristi, Craig, Jaime, Ashley, Amber, Chad, Kyle, Cody, Brittany, Zach, and Morgan; "GiGi" to 5 great-grandchildren; and dear sister of Ray Griesenauer and Alice Griesenauer. She is preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Virginia worked side by side with her husband for over 45 years building their family business. Virginia was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan; she loved to play card games, play bingo and being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Cletus Parish.

Memorials may be made to Duchesne High School Capital Campaign or St. Cletus Parish.