Wayne Burkhart, 91, of Dell Rapids passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids. Visitation will begin at noon on Wednesday and the family will be present to greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com.
Wayne Elwert Burkhart was born on July 19th 1924 to John and Myrtie (Greiff) Burkhart in Dell Rapids, SD where he grew up on the family farm. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1942. He then served in the United States Navy. Wayne married Lois Mohrman on January 11th, 1950 and they farmed 6 miles east of Dell Rapids on the family farm.
Wayne was a member of the Dell Rapids Legion Post and Firing Squad. He belonged to the Minnehaha County and SD State Livestock Association. In 1982, he was awarded the SD Livestock Feeder of the Year. Wayne served many years as president of the Dell Rapids Co-op Grain board. He was a member of the Dell Rapids Lutheran church.
Wayne and Lois where blessed with 4 children, Barry Burkhart, Kay (Arny) Erickson, Brian Burkhart (special friend Pattie Loosbrock), and Bruce (Julie) Burkhart; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, son Barry, brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Betty Burkhart, sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Jim Wiarda, nephew, Bill Burkhart, and nephew, Don Mohrman.