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Sandy L. Burkart
Sandy L. Burkart

Sandy L. Burkart

June 25, 2020

Sandra Lee (Drescher) Burkart, passed away peacefully the morning of Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Dove South in Eau Claire. She was born in 1943 in Neillsville, WI, the daughter of Donald and Irene Drescher. After graduating from Loyal High School in 1961, she moved to Eau Claire and attended UWEC, majoring in Elementary Education. It was there that she met her husband of 53 years. Denny Burkart. They were married June 10, 1967 at St. Mary’s in Altoona, Wi.

Sandy worked at the Eau Claire School System, Kinder Care, and owned the Children’s Hour Day Care Center for 20+ years. Sandy loved children and they loved her. Her Home-Based Day Care was featured in both Milwaukee and St. Paul newspapers. She loved mixed couples golf, bowling, and fishing trips every summer to Northern Wisconsin. She and her family fished as often as they could in search of her favorite fish, crappies. In later years she and her “slot” buddies rode the bus to Turtle Lake on Mondays.

Sandy took great joy in many things but mainly her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Denny; and four children, Jennifer of Eau Claire, David (Kristin) of Cedarburg, Erin of Whitefish Bay, and Patrick of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Maisie, Halle, Thomas, and Liam. She is further survived by her aunt and “Back-up Mom” Neva Larsen of Eau Claire; aunt, Marie Drescher of Tomah; sisters in law, Florence, Cheryl, and Linda; and brothers in law Steve and Tom; and many, many cousins and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Irene; and her brother Wayne.

There will be a Celebration of Sandy’s Life on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 11-2 at the River Prairie Center in Altoona.

A private family committal service will be held at a later date.

Visitation

There will be a Celebration of Sandy’s Life on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 11-2 at the River Prairie Center in Altoona.

Service

There will be a Celebration of Sandy’s Life on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 11-2 at the River Prairie Center in Altoona.

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Condolences

  • Pat Suckow To Denny & family:
    Sorry for the passing of Sandy. Memories of fun times bowling years back and recent years of conversations at casinos. May your memories be forever.
    Pat.

    June 29 at 8:33pm

  • Bruce Weegman I an so sorry for your loss Denny and family. Sandy was wonderful women who touched many lives!

    June 28 at 8:20am

  • Renee Kappus Sandy, you raised such a loving & caring family. You may rest peacefully knowing they love each other and are loved by many. My thoughts are with you all as you figure ways to heal your heart. Every day wake up and think of a great memory to put a smile on your face. I have some fun memories! Love you guys, Renee Kappus

    June 27 at 10:21pm

  • Jan Hildebrandt Jennifer and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts, prayers and much love during this difficult time.

    June 27 at 10:18PM

  • Jim and Inger Sarver We are very sorry for your loss. May she now R.I.P. in the hands of our Lord. Denny, our prayers and thoughts are now with you and your family.....Jim and Inger

    June 27 at 2:31PM

  • jim bush denny and family so sorry to hear about sandy. i sure will miss seeing her at turtle lake and black river, prayers for your family denny stop by shop when get time

    June 26 at 8:17PM

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