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Katie Melvina Burket

September 18, 1922 February 1, 2018
Katie Melvina Burket
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Obituary for Katie Melvina Burket

Katie Melvina Burket passed away peacefully February 1, 2018 at South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN. She was born September 18, 1922 in Rushmore, MN. Katie married Leonard Burket on October 12, 1940. They had 52 years of adventurous married years together. He passed away on March 12, 1992.
Katie has been described as a funky, feisty, Mom and Grandma. She was a very hard worker. Her many jobs included many happy years at the Oxford Motel, and Worthington State Bank. Katie loved Pine Haven Camp in Park Rapids, MN. She volunteered and worked in the kitchen, as a nurse, and a cabin Mom. Katie worked at the Mary Randorph Nursing Home in Staples, MN for 13 years as a certified nursing assistant. She was always a very supportive and hard-working farm wife. Katie did everything from milking cows to driving the tractors and pickups. She and Leonard farmed in Reading, Austin, Worthington, Staples, and Dundee. They retired to Worthington in 1980.
Katie loved to work outside with her flowers and vegetable garden. She totally enjoyed getting together with friends and family. Katie had a great sense of humor and so enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her great grandchildren sometimes referred to her as “silly grandma”. Katie always had many stories to tell them from the “olden days”. Laughter was frequent in her conversations with these kiddos. She enjoyed traveling with Leonard; having many friends in the various locations they traveled to. Katie loved to cook and bake. She often shared her goodies with neighbors and friends.
Katie is survived by daughters, Carolyn O'Grady (Dave) and Janet Allard (Jim); sons, Loren (Sue) and Gale (Beth); ten grandchildren, and twenty great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; a sister, and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Katie's family wishes to thank her many neighbors who were so helpful after the passing of Leonard. They also wish to thank all the staff who cared for her at South Shore Care Center the last 6 years.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, MN. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Saturday

24

Feb

10:00 AM 2/24/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Worthington Christian Church

1501 North Douglas
Worthington, MN 56187

Worthington Christian Church
1501 North Douglas Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Feb

11:00 AM 2/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Worthington Christian Church

1501 North Douglas
Worthington, MN 56187

Worthington Christian Church
1501 North Douglas Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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