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Alberta "Gigi" (Steltz) Burrell

Posted 2018-02-11 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 -

Alberta Burrell of Lake Havasu City passed away peacefully Feb. 1,
2018 surrounded by family and friends.

Alberta was born Nov. 20, 1925 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the
daughter of Albert and Gertrude Steltz. She retired to Florida with
her loving husband of 59 years, Edward F. Burrell. before he passed.
Ed and Bert loved traveling and cruising. She enjoyed trips to Europe,
vacations to Hawaii, swimming, playing bingo, watching football, and
gambling in Las Vegas and Laughlin.

Bert was a lifetime member of the VFW, Trinity Lutheran Church in
Lansdale, Pennsylvania and Atonement Lutheran Church in Sebring,
Florida. She moved to Lake Havasu City seven years ago to live with
her daughter and son-in-law, Tom and Sue Zasadil.

She resided for the past few years at Gems Assisted Living, where she
was loved by all who knew her. The family wishes to thank Hospice of
Havasu for the wonderful care given to her.

Alberta was also known as Gigi to those close to her. While raising
four children, she worked as an in-home toy party saleswoman, in
logistics at Lansdale Transportation and lastly for the State of
Pennsylvania Unemployment Department.

Alberta was preceded in death by her husband Ed Burrell; parents
Albert and Gertrude Steltz; and daughter Jill N. Cardell.

Alberta is survived by her son, James E. Burrell; daughters Susan
Burrell Zasadil and Lori Trevorah; sister Corrine Kemmerer, and many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bert was deeply religious, a wonderful wife, mother, grandparent and
friend who will be missed by the many who knew and loved her.

Alberta’s service is Feb. 17, 3 p.m., at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.

Thoughts and condolences can be made to the Zasadil family at To send a free card to the family, go

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