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Dorothy P. Burkart

August 28, 1923 — November 22, 2015

Dorothy P. Burkart

Dorothy P. (Dinges) Burkart, age 92, of Hays passed away November 22, 2015 at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse, Kansas. She was born August 28, 1923 in Hays, Kansas to Nick L. and Julia (Smith) Dinges.

Dorothy served in the Navy and was a WWII veteran. She was a lifetime resident of Hays and she enjoyed traveling, and loved Big Band music.

She is survived by a son, Thomas H. (Darlene) Burkart of Pueblo, CO; two grandsons, Kevin C. Burkart of Watkins, CO and Cody J. Steffen of Gladstone, MO; three great grandchildren, Carly Jo, Dalton C. and Riley J. Burkart; one great-great grandchild, Kingsley Steffen and two brothers, William and Norman Dinges of Broomfield, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven F. Burkart; a daughter, Linda C. (Burkart) Steffen; a grandson, Clayton M. Burkart; four brothers, Adrian, Howard, Leroy and Charles Dinges; two sisters, Norma Jean (Dinges) Harris and infant, Charlotte.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse and to Dan Steffen and Melea Kraemer for all their love, compassion and support for the past two plus years.

Memorial services will be 11 AM Friday, December 18, 2015 at Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. Inurnment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays with Military Honors courtesy of the Hays VFW.

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Service Information

Memorial Service Friday

December 18, 2015

11:00 AM

2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601

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