Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Terry C. Burkhart
Terry C. Burkhart
Terry C. Burkhart
Born: November 7, 1948
Died: June 14, 2012
Age: 63
Terry C. Burkhart
November 7, 1948 - June 14, 2012
Terry C. Burkhart, son of Carvel and Bea (Jacobson) Burkhart, was born on November 7, 1948 in Cherokee, IA. He attended the Cherokee schools and graduated from Washington High School in 1967. Terry graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where he worked in the Athletic Department as a student trainer. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education in 1974.

On August 4, 1968, Terry was united in marriage to Linda Hayden in Cherokee, IA. To this union one son was born, Michael Burkhart. After graduating from ASU Terry and Linda moved to LeMars, IA where Terry worked for Mid-Sioux Opportunities as the Director of Youth Programs in Remsen, IA. Terry and Linda returned to Cherokee in 1976 so he could work with his father and uncle at the B & H Feed Store. Terry owned and operated Shirt World for three years. He then retired to help care for ailing parents.

Terry was co-founder of the Cherokee POW-MIA Support Group. He loved sports, especially golf, bird watching, and fishing. Most of all, Terry enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

On Thursday, June 14, 2012 Terry passed away unexpectedly at his home. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Carvel and Bea Burkhart, his in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. M.D. Hayden, and his brother, Donald Burkhart in 1993.

Terry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Burkhart of Cherokee, IA; son, Michael Burkhart of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren Michael and Hannah Burkhart of Cherokee, IA; Kristina Dockery (Joel Richardson) of Marcus, IA; great- granddaughter Isabelle Richardson; Tommy Dockery and his fiancé, Katie Ehler and her daughter Mattea of Holstein, IA; one brother, Allen (Marilyn) Burkhart of Ft. Collins, CO; one sister, Joann Thompson and her significant other Al Howe of Drake, CO; sisters-in-law, Darlene Burkhart, Colorado Springs, CO; Dr. Patricia Harrison of Cherokee, IA and Connie (George) Cundy of Minneapolis, MN; brother-in-law, Michael (Linn) Hayden of Ankeny, IA; his very dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Linda and family, I just found out about Terry's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Once we were young and played football together.
Kevin J. Mulkins
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Linda, I just learned of your husband's passing away. I'm so sorry to hear of this. Know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours.
Judi Klee
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Linda, Mike, Hannah, & Mikey I hope we said about everything we could say while I was there but I had to tell you how much it means to me to have been with my good friend Burky literally an hour before he passed. It was kind of eerie but it somehow brings comfort and helps me to remember what a truly great friend Terry was to me , especially over the past few years. He battled some demons but came out way on top. He did that because he cared so much about all of you and that was his most cherished accomplishment. That takes a real special guy. I really loved the Burk and miss him very much. Hoping that you all find some comfort in hearing from Terry's many friends the reminders of what a good guy he was. Love to you all.
Jeff Johnson
Monday, June 25, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss and know what a huge void you're going to experience.
Hang onto the memories and know that he's still with you in spirit, and always in your heart. My condolences to your family and to you.
Linda (Florke) Enright
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I did not know Terry except by name but as a former Cherokee boy and veteran, I wanted to send my condolances over your loss. As a member of the American Legion and VFW, I wanted to aknowledge our greatfullnes for his work with the Cherokee MIA &POW support group. May God grant you His peace and serenity during this difficult time.
David O. Olson
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dear Linda,
Kathy Gourley only just today sent us the news of Terry's death. I am so very sorry. What a rarity it is today to see a couple whose marriage has this longevity. Knowing your own absolutely bubbly personality, it seems to have been a happy one. I hope so--the long love of a person is that double-edged sword when they are gone. I hope you have had a lifetime of good memories that will sustain you when you simply just miss him. Please know how well thought of you are.
My condolances to your family, and warmest regards to you.
Lynn M. Alex
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Linda and Mike. Sorry to hear the news of Terry. I have many fond memories of him growing up. He was well liked by all. RIP TB!!
Scott Jahn
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Oh Linda I am so sorry to hear about Terry. Way to young! Hope you are doing ok-you are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Shirley Menke Einerwold
Monday, June 18, 2012
Please accept my condolences on your loss. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow.
Teresa A. Chaffin
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dear Linda, Please accept my condolences on the sudden and unexpected death of your beloved Terry. It's a tremendous stunning shock to you and all his loved ones. My thoughts and love are with you today.
Mary Helgevold
Monday, June 18, 2012
Linda and Family,
My Sympathy to each one of you at this time of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Leon Klotz
Monday, June 18, 2012
Linda, We were shocked to read about Terry in the paper. We are so sorry for this very sudden loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mary and Bill Peshek
Mary Peshek
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dear Linda, Mike, and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories that you have of your times together. I remember Terry from when I used to live in Cherokee. He was always so upbeat and friendly to people. He had many friends, and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you.
Dana (File) Kies
Dana (File) Kies
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Just read this and was shocked, to say the least. I'm so sorry for your loss. Barb
Barbara J Votrobeck
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He was one incredible guy that I am happy to have known. Our deepest sympathies to all the family.
Jeff & Queta Fishman
Jeffrey D Fishman
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Mike & Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad, he was a great guy!
Brian Cedar
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Hello Linda - I learned yesterday that your husband passed away this past week. As a Veteran of the Armed Forces, I wish to send my formal condolence for your loss considering his contributions to the Cherokee community including his camaraderie with his long-time friends. Regardless of mistakes that are made in life, a life lost too early is a life that is remembered despite opinions that are made on facts and not assumptions.
Barry Lewis
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sending prayers,thoughts and sympathy to Linda and Mike and the rest of the Burkhart family.Hard to understand why great people get taken from us so soon,I do know God has his reasons,some of which we will never know.
Kevin P. Kroll
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Thinking of you and your family.My sympathy to all.
Jacque Hocking Puhrmann
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Linda and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Remembering you and Terry with your happy smiles, from years past...May family and friends surround you...Peace to you and your family...
Cate Clark
Saturday, June 16, 2012
What can I say? So many times since Thursday I think of Terry's death then pray God's angels are holding each family tight. The road's gonna get bumpy so hold on tight to Whom you believe. I last saw Terry at our 10 year class reunion but it seems like yesterday. It's true, friendship lasts a life-time no matter how many years dot the horizon. It is because of this friendship sealed 46 years ago my eyes water each time his name crosses my mind. 'Back then' Terry was a kind, fun, gentle soul and from what I read he carried that same spirit into his 'grown-up' years. You, Linda, and Terry were synonymous. Terry maybe gone but I am confident because you guys were truly one, will continue carrying on with Terry still with you-inside. I love you Linda and pray this stretch of road won't be as bumpy as we thought. My memoies are 'old' but good!
susan c williams-Sturgeon
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Sorry Linda and family for the loss of
Terry. God Bless.
Janice M Cline
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Linda & Family,
We were saddened to hear of the untimely passing of(cousin) Terry. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and Terry's family.
Keith & Michele Mohr
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Linda, Mike, & family....So sorry to hear about Terry! It sure was a shock!! You have our deepest sympathy! He will be missed by many!!
Carolyn McCauley Vaughan
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Linda and Michael, we were so sorry to hear about Terry. We have such fond memories of our time together at ASU. Spending time with all of you made it worthwhile going to college. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Nancy Proffitt
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Linda and Mike....So very sorry for your loss...It is also a deep felt loss for us ...his genuine love for his family and fellow man, his hearty laugh...only a few of the memories we will hold dear.{ Don has many more} God Bless your family at this time.
Don and Shirley Bright
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Linda and family we are sending deepest sympathy. I recall in the old neighbors we were called the Locust St Gang. What fun we had in those days, 35 kids in a 2 blocks area. He is with all the members we have lost over time (Garry Byerly my brother is one of them). He will be missed - I always saw him when I came home some where, he will be missed so much.
Chuck & Connie Jo Taravella
Friday, June 15, 2012
Linda- Our condolences to both you and Mike. He will be dearly missed.
Brian and Lorri Winterhof
Friday, June 15, 2012
We are so sorry for your sudden loss, We will miss him at our meetings joel and pat hellmann
Joel Hellmann
Friday, June 15, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Linda, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss, and Micheal's and your grandchildren's. Words fail. I wish you peace and good memories.
Julie Corken Zimmer
Friday, June 15, 2012
I am truly sorry to hear about Terry. I always looked forward to seeing him. He could always make me smile. He will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you.
Justus P
Friday, June 15, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Terry! What great memories I have of him, starting at Garfield. He will be missed by so many, but most of all his family. You have our deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you! Phil and Susan(Conard)Yenerich
Susan Yenerich
Friday, June 15, 2012
Linda and Mike, you have our Deepest Sympathy and our prayers,there's always a time for everything but not death, it's very hard to except, and you wonder why. But I guess the one upstairs is the one that knows.
Shirley &Jerry Goebel
Friday, June 15, 2012
So sorry. Terry always took time to visit with us. Always a smile or laugh. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chuck and Dori Carlson
Friday, June 15, 2012
Linda and Family- Our thoughts and prayers with your family and Linda. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Rosemary Bugh
Friday, June 15, 2012
Linda and Family- Our thoughts and prayers with your family and Linda. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Rosemary Bugh
Friday, June 15, 2012
Linda and Family- Our thoughts and prayers with your family and Linda. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Rosemary Bugh
Friday, June 15, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Terry, He is not suffering any longer. I know Garry (Byerly) and Terry are going over good times of growing up together in the neighborhood right now and getting into trouble up there. He will be missed by all.
Judy L Byerly (Garry Byerly)
Friday, June 15, 2012
Dear Linda....Oh my what a shock! I am so sorry to hear about Terry's death. I am sure he will be missed by many. Peace be with you and your family.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
My goodness, Linda, and Mike....I am saddened to learn of Terry's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time. Hold fast to your wonderful memories.
Tricia Vredenburg
Thursday, June 14, 2012
So Sorry to hear about Terry. Louie will miss his ready smile and humor when navigating the golf course. Terrys friendship will ne missed. With Heart felt Sympathy, Margo
Margo A Eischen

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Rev. Magrey deVega
Ben Hayden
Matt Hayden
Bradley Burkhart
Michael Pierce
Shannon Anderson
Jeff Weundry
Bryan Matzdorff
Kevin Matzdorff

Honorary Bearers
Bill Spindler
Don Bright
Doug Miller
Denny Holton
Larry Green
Louie Eischen
Ed Benson
Jeff Johnson
Bob Wilson
Tom George
Kenny Hansen
Mike Moeller
LeRoy Lanxon
Ben Jobie
Shelly Urban
and all other close friends
Visitation will begin at noon on Sunday, with the family present from 2:00-4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
'Amazing Grace'
'How Great Thou Art'
'Hymn of Promice'
'On Eagle's Wings'
by the congregation
At a later date.
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