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Arthur "Art" Roy Burkhart

October 18, 1929 December 23, 2018
Arthur "Art" Roy Burkhart
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Obituary for Arthur "Art" Roy Burkhart

Winnebago – Arthur “Art” Roy Burkhart, 89, of Winnebago, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at home. Born October 18, 1929 in Rockford the son of Earl F. and Gertrude L. (Greenfield) Burkhart. He attended Winnebago High School and was a veteran of the United States Army serving from February 12, 1951 to January 22, 1953 and was stationed in France. Art married Shirley Jean Calhoun on November 20, 1954 at Seward Congregational Church. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 325 in Rockford, driving truck for Dohrn Transfer and retired from Yellow Freight in 1989. After retiring he enjoyed working with his nephew Scott Burkhart in farming and driving Semi. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago.

There was nothing Art enjoyed more than riding his red Harley Davidson, Ultra Classic motorcycle with his friends. He also enjoyed attending his granddaughter, Heidi’s basketball games, Holli’s soccer games and great-granddaughters Taylor and Natalie’s soccer games. They were all Grandpa’s girls.

Art’s family would like to thank Amy along with the nurses and staff at Mercyhealth at Home Hospice in Rockford and Dr. Jon Strutzenberg for his care.

Art is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, Shirley Burkhart of Winnebago; son, Dan (Laurie) Burkhart of Winnebago; granddaughters, Heidi (Andrew) Harris, Holli Burkhart; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Natalie Harris; brother-in-law’s, Mick (Arlene) Calhoun, Jim Swigart; sister-in-law’s, Karen Koch and friend Rick, Pat Cline, Linda Calhoun; several nephews and nieces.

Art’s family appreciate devoted friends Larry and Kay Christen who visited every week, our great neighbors Cal and Kathy Miley and Steve Straley who were always there for us.

Art is predeceased by his son, Randy Burkhart; brothers, Lester Burkhart, Harold Burkhart; nephews, Alan Burkhart, Mike Cunningham.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Pastor Donald Plock of the Winnebago United Methodist Church officiating. Interment at Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery near Pecatonica. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

27

Dec

5:00 PM 12/27/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

28

Dec

11:00 AM 12/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

Pecatonica Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

Pecatonica Rd. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

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