DELILAH BURKHARTZMEYER

Delilah

 

Delilah (Mrs. Donald "Buck") Burkhartzmeyer, age 79, of Faribault died on Sunday, February 20, 2011, at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 530 N. W. 4th Street, Faribault with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne, officiating. Interment will be held at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.

Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 3 to 7 p.m. and also on Friday for one hour prior to the services in the church.

Delilah, the daughter of Herbert and Hildegard (Dammann) Brase was born on August 15, 1931 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. She attended Concordia College in Seward, NE. She was a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School and Minnesota Correctional Facility, Faribault. She was also a Sunday School teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in Bethany, LWML, Bethel Bible Studies and social ministries. She married Donald Burkhartzmeyer on June 8, 1952, Omaha, NE.

Delilah is survived by her husband, Buck; four children, Brian of Lakeville, Brenda (and Steven Huff) of Apple Valley, Bradley (and Susannah Nuriel) of Tacoma, WA and Barry (and Jan) of Portland, OR; eight grand-daughters; three sisters, Vera May (and Ted) Williams of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada, Aleta (and Henry) Neuhaus of Omaha, NE and Lois (and Marcus) Hulings of Oklahoma City, OK; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and youngest sister, Cordelia Brase.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifs may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church Improvement Fund, Alzheimer's Association or donor's choice.

 


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Name: Jimmy Anklesaria
Email: jimmy@anklesaria.com
Date: Tuesday April 26, 2011

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Dear Buck, Brenda, Brad, Barry and Brian, We just heard that your beloved wife and mother, Delilah, passed away in February. Please accept our (belated) condolences and know that she is in our minds and prayers. We share fond memories of Delilah; from your visit to India to the time Jennifer and I visited your warm home in Minnesota. It is rare to see such a devoted husband like you, Buck. Hope that you will continue to bring a smile to the face of everyone you meet (and the perfect pair of shoes for their feet). We will miss Delilah but know that she is in a better place and free from suffering. May God Bless you all and May her Soul Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Jennifer and Jimmy Anklesaria Dinshaw, Ushta and Kamal Cawasji

Name: Ron and Sandy Prinzing
Email: sandyprin@gmail.com
Date: Sunday March 06, 2011

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What a life our friend has had. We are honored to have known such a happy, graceful lady in her time. She will be missed. Buck, our hearts have felt your sorrow at the end of her life. We pray you will eventually see the joy in the good times, you and family have had. May you find peace in the knowledge of where she is now. Love and prayers from Sandy and Ron

Name: Helen Albers
Email:
Date: Wednesday March 02, 2011

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Dear Bucky, My sympathy to you at the loss of your wife. Know what a devoted husband you were, which I hope will comfort you. Blessings, Your friend Helen

Name: Allen Salveson
Email: pam_allen@charter.net
Date: Monday February 28, 2011

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Just a note to let you and your family know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. Let us know if there is any thing we can do. Allen & Pam Salveson

Name: Grant and Cheryl Benoit
Email: cbenoit4u@yahoo.com
Date: Monday February 28, 2011

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Dear Uncle Buck, I was thinking about all our summer reunions we were able to have together with your family and I got a cramp - but this one could not be removed with ice cream or red liquorice. I was a cramp in my heart. I know you have the same kind only much bigger. We love Aunt De and she will be missed. For you, it is not just the loss of a spouse, a soul mate and friend. It is is loss of a routine, of how you spent your day. Once the "to do" list of what needs taking care of when a loved one dies is mostly done, you will find yourself with more and more free time. You will need a new routine, and although change is hard, we pray that you will find rewarding things to involve yourself in and the cramp in your heart, although it will never go away, will be manageable. I notice a smile comes to my face when I think of you, how loving, kind, and affectionate you are and wish I could give you a big hug, but know that you have a circle of family and friends around you. There are blessings to you and for you, so depend on them and allow them the help and support you. That will be your blessing to them. We love you Uncle Buck.

Name: Mark William
Email: mark@yes-inc.ca
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Uncle Buck and family, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mark, Lori and William family

Name: Marc and Pam Shaft
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Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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Brad, Barry, and family: We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We would like you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Name: Florence Northrop
Email: fen.north@gmail.com
Date: Friday February 25, 2011

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We left Faribault many years ago, so had little contact with you all in more recent years, but I have always considered your family among good friends, I could not count the good times we shared as neighbors and the many times Delilah held out a helping hand. She will be fondly remembered by all of us.

Name: Sandra Ballenthin Van Erp
Email: sbvanerp@gmail.com
Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

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Dear Burkhartzmeyer family - I'm a Trinity student of the very early years, confirmation class of 1957. Delilah was our second grade teacher before marrying. But I also have fond memories of visiting with her during my many visits back to Trinity events when she would be busy in the various women's activities. My heart sank when I heard of her illness. Approximately a third of our class has gone home to the Lord, our high school class celebrates its 50th reunion next fall. It's a time of reflection and gratefulness for the special folks that raised us up, I think I can speak for all our class in giving thanks for Delilah. Prayers for you all - Sandy

Name: Susan and Dan Cole, Edmonton, Alberta
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Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

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Unlce Buck, Brian, Brenda, Brad, Barry and families, please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences as you mourn the death of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Even though there is comfort in knowing her suffering is over, and she is safe in the arms of Jesus, there is still a sadness at the loss of someone so special. We know she is and will be deeply missed. May you be comforted by memories of good times together as you celebrate her life, find peace in the sure knowledge that she is in heaven, and look forward to the hope of the resurrection. Peace be with you. Susan and Dan

Name: Cindy Keogh
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Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

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Buck and Brian, I was saddened Tuesday to hear the news of Delilah's passing. When I would visit my mom, Delilah would always have a smile on her face. Buck, you are a true inspiration of what a love story entails. All the care and dedication that you gave to her, visiting her twice a day and helping her at bedtime I am sure made this disease more bearable for her. Brian my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. As knowing the Burkharztmeyers for renting from you for five years, I know the closeness there is in the family, lean on them in your time of need as I am sure they are standing there with open arms for you. I can imagine that Martha has baked her some homemade cookies by now. Know that she is in good hands with our maker and Martha. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Cindy Keogh, Dale & Tommy Brown

Name: Tamara Cross
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Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

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Mrs. Burkhartzmeyer was my teacher in 8th grade at Trinity. I always have considered her to be one of my favorite teachers ever. She was such a kind and funny woman; someone I will always remember and think of fondly. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Burkhartzmeyer family. God Bless, Tamara Cross

Name: Tamara Cross
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Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

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Mrs. Burkhartzmeyer was my teacher in 8th grade at Trinity. I always have considered her to be one of my favorite teachers ever. She was such a kind and funny woman; someone I will always remember and think of fondly. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Burkhartzmeyer family. God Bless, Tamara Cross

Name: Cynthia Guy Ali
Email: cynmint09@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2011

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I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Burkhartzmeyer was my teacher at Trinity Lutheran School during the late 1970s early 80s. I have very fond memories of her! My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With sympathy, Cynthia Guy Ali

Name: Greg Anderson
Email: anderson@ipfw.edu
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2011

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To the entire family, I know too well the angst of losing a loved one, and you have my deepest sympathy. Your fammily has always been very important to me, and I am also deeply saddened by the loss of your wife and mom. She was always an encourager to me concerning my career in teaching. In addition, she gave me many "working with students" opportunites while she was teaching at Trinity. Our loss is heaven's gain, and we can rejoice that she is in heaven. You are remembered in my prayers. Blessings to all of you.

Name: AnnMarie Wagner
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Date: Monday February 21, 2011

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Buck .. my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful wife. You are in my prayers. AnnMarie

Name: Tammy Williamette
Email: williamette00@yahoo.com
Date: Monday February 21, 2011

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Buck and Family--Your in my thoughts and prayers. I work at St. Lucas Care Center and I took care of Delilah. When you would walk by her, she would always have a smile for you. She will be greatly missed.

Name: Lloyd and Darlene Ross
Email: ldross@copper.net
Date: Monday February 21, 2011

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We extend our sincere sympathy to you Buck and your family. It is too far away to come and share our sympathy with you and your family from AZ but just know you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God hold you in His loving arms at this time of loss.