Edith H. Bermann (nee Boness), 89, a resident of Brookfield since 1940, died on July 21, 2012 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Bermann grew up in LaGrange, attending Cossitt School and graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1941. She worked for 27 years as a secretary for the village of Brookfield’s Building and Finance departments, retiring in 1991.

She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, traveling and being at family gatherings.

Ms. Bermann was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Bermann, on June 2, 1981.

She is survived by her son, Edward Bermann, who is a captain with the Brookfield Fire Department, and her daughter, Paula Bermann.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 E. 31st. St., LaGrange Park, followed by interment at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.

Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park, Ill. 60526 or the Illinois Masonic Children’s Home, 441 S. 9th Ave., LaGrange, Ill. 60525.

Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.