Dennis Burckhardt

Dennis Burckhardt


December 24, 1938 - January 7, 2022


Dennis Burckhardt, 83, of Emery, SD, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at Oakview Terrace Nursing Home in Freeman, SD. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:30 AM at Emery Senior Center in Emery. A private family burial will be at Emery Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Dennis Elmer Burckhardt was born December 24, 1938, to Elmer and Asther (Polesky, Burckhardt) Preshun. He grew up on the family farm near Russell, MN. He graduated from Russell High in 1957, he also attended SDSU.

Dennis loved to fish, hunt, garden, and watch football when he could get away from work at Hanlon-Burckhardt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, which was started in 1966. He worked for the City of Emery after retiring, he also served as a Fireman for over 40 years. He enjoyed guiding pheasant hunting groups for many years.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Bonnie; son, Darrell (Medine Krupin) Burckhardt; daughter, Joy (Ron) Golembieski; stepsons, Josh (Steph) Harvey and John (Molly) Harvey; stepdaughter, Jen (Bill Lehrman) Harvey; grandchildren, Paul (Kim) Burckhardt, with children Zachary, Bradley, Lincoln and Erik; James (Andrea) Burckhardt, with daughter Genevieve; Nathan (Samantha) Butler; Nicole (Dave) Foley, with children Connor and Colton; siblings, Lenny Burckhardt, Terry Burckhardt, Linda (Sheldon) Schultz, and Jeff (Vicki) Burckhardt.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brad; his parents; sister, Darlis; and brothers, Stanley and Daniel.


Saturday, May 21, 2022
11:30 AM
Emery Senior Center
163 N 3rd St
Emery, SD 57332


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, SD

Posted by Sandy Brooks on January 22, 2022
Denny was a great guy, always quick with a smile or a hug. He was very proud of his kids. He went above and beyond for his customers in Emery and the surrounding areas.
RIP Denny, The angels in heaven will be blessed to have both you and Brad.
Posted by Dave Sutera on January 17, 2022
Joy, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. He was a nice man. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Posted by Walt and Deb Weber on January 16, 2022
Danny was a great man my friend I remember the times on lake Mille Lacs ice fishing with Terry and the group we lost Bob a few years ago now they’re together again I won’t be too far behind this time will fish when it’s sunny my condolences I am going to miss him to
Posted by Judy an terry coonfield on January 15, 2022
Sympathy to derold an family prayers for all of you
Posted by Marge Wagner on January 11, 2022
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Brenda Schulte on January 10, 2022
So sorry for your loss, Denny was a good man and a friend to many!
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