Donald H. Burkhardt, 82, lifelong Cherokee resident, passed away peacefully Sunday evening July 4, 2010 at his home surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.
Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Don Agostine will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be military rites at the graveside by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law Helen and Jack Roberts.
He is survived by his wife Lois, his five children: Deborah (Dan) Williams of St. Mary's, Iowa; Harry Burkhardt of Cherokee; William (Karen) Burkhardt of Cherokee; Blaine (Donna) Burkhardt of Cherokee; Donise (Bryon) Raper of Cherokee; 10 grandchildren: Jessica (Matt) Leonard; Jeff (Le Ann) Burkhardt; Justin McFadden; Alicia Raper and her fiance Marshall Parks; Michael Burkhardt; Katie Burkhardt; Ben Raper; Ashley Burkhardt; Kelsey Raper; Weston Burkhardt; four great-grandchildren: Xavier, Xander and Xaylan Leonard; Mykala McFadden.