Cynthia S. Burkart


PRINCETON - Cynthia Sue Burkart, 61, of Princeton is now cheering for the Cubs in Heaven. She passed away Nov. 30, 2020 at Advocate General Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge.

Graveside services will be next to her parents in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 with officiant Linda Dinges. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cindy was born July 28, 1959 in Mendota to Elmer and Henrietta (Schmitz) Burkart. She shared her birthday with her father.

Survivors include three siblings, Mary Becker of Michigan, Robert (Sandy) Burkart of Florida and Bonnie Barkman of Illinois; 12 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; nine great-great nieces and nephews; and her Gateway Services family who cared for Cindy for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Alice Salmon and Jeanette Flint; one niece; and her foster parents, Art and Helen Osman of Princeton.

Cindy loved the Chicago Cubs and Bulls, dancing, crafts, music, church, eating out, babies, movies, rings, watches, the Green Bay Packers and everyone she met. Her heart was as big as her bear hugs. 2020 was a very difficult year for Cindy as her health declined and she moved from her Gateway Services home in Princeton to the Park Ridge Care Center. She received loving care from the staff at both facilities.

Memorials in Cindy’s memory may be directed to Gateway Services in Princeton, which does so much for so many. Online condolences may be left at