Mabel I. Burkhardt 92, formerly of Palmer, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on July 26, 2021 at Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in Palmer. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home in Palmer. Pastor Ben Burkhardt will officiate. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer. In lieu of flowwers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Mabel was born to Louie and Gladys (Verplank) Freeland in Palmer, Nebraska on December 3, 1928. She grew up with nine sisters and two brothers in the Nance & Merrick Counties. She attended the Sunflower School and graduated from Palmer High School. She married her husband, Ernest Burkhardt on April 12, 1947, in Manhattan, Kansas. They were blessed with four sons. Ernie passed away on January 26, 2015. Mable continued to live in Palmer and St. Paul until entering Brookefield Park in 2019.
Mabel enjoyed cooking, canning and especially her flower gardens. She was a member of the Church of God – Seventh Day of Palmer.
Mabel is survived by her four sons and spouses, Alvin & Martha Burkhardt of Central City, Roger & Wynette Burkhard of Ninilchik, Alaska, Daniel & Julie Burkhardt of Ravenna, and Kenneth Burkhardt of Grand Island; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda & Fred Rother of Wolbach, Minnie Rasmussen of Sun City, AZ, Richard Henderson of Hastings, and Lois & Norman Petersen of Grand Island; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernie; six sisters; and two brothers.
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