Edward Harold Burkart  February 8 1938  January 27 2020

Edward Harold Burkart February 8 1938 January 27 2020

February 8 1938 January 27 2020
Edward “Ed” Harold Burkart, 81, of Ventura, died January 27, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. Per Ed’s wishes, his body has been cremated and a memorial service will 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, 1310 US 18, Clear Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of customary remembrances, Irene will pass any gifts given to missions work, that Ed cared deeply about. He was born February 8, 1938, in Stratford, WI, to George and Julia Burkart. He graduated from Stratford High School and received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Ed served honorably in the United States Army. Ed married Irene (Leffel) on August 4, 1962 in Stratford, Wisconsin. Together they lived in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Iowa. For many years he owned his own accounting business. He also served as an accountant for Children’s Bible Ministries, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Camp Forest Springs, Westboro, Wisconsin; and International Messengers, Clear Lake, Iowa. Together with his wife, Ed took several missions trips to various countries around the world to share the love of Jesus. He also had a heart for those with special needs and disabilities, serving at a camp each summer and volunteering with the local Night to Shine events. Ed greatly enjoyed spending time with friends, playing cards, riding bike, studying the Bible, backyard kickball, morning coffee, leading game time for AWANA, and taking naps. Above all, spending time with his children and grandchildren brought Ed the most joy. He especially liked watching them play sports, playing games with them, and treating them to ice cream. Ed is survived by his wife, Irene Burkart, Ventura; five children, Kae (Scott) Smoldt, Des Moines, IA; Kim (Russell) Seubert, Lake DuBay, WI; Douglas (Marie) Burkart, Gautier, MS; Linda (Al) Schuck, Maple Grove, MN; Leah (Bill) Coersmeyer, Medina, OH; ten grandchildren, Aaron (Shelley) Smoldt, Kyle (Rachael) Smoldt, Caitlyn (Andrew) Phelps, Heidi (Alex) Vrolijk, Hannah (Daniel) Ortiz, Ethan Seubert, Taylor Schuck, Raegan Coersmeyer, Garrett Coersmeyer, Zachary Coersmeyer; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Julia Burkart; and two brothers, Thomas and Joseph Burkart. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Edward Harold Burkart please visit our Sympathy Store.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edward Harold Burkart February 8 1938 January 27 2020.

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