William ‘Bill’ Burket of Minburn


William “Bill” Burket, 91, of Minburn passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at the MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Minburn United Methodist Church in Minburn. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 2-7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Minburn. Everyone is encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending visitation and services.

Memorials will be given to Minburn United Methodist Church and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

William “Bill” Henry Burket was born May 21, 1929, in Perry, Iowa, to Floyd Maxwell and Lucille (Ellerman) Burket.

He graduated from Minburn High School and then graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in animal science.

Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was united in marriage to Jan Mae Smith in Des Moines Aug. 10, 1952.

Bill farmed all his life near Minburn.

He was a member of the Minburn United Methodist Church, the Minburn American Legion #99 and the Otley Masonic Lodge #299 in Perry.

In death he rejoins his wife, Jan; and parents, Floyd and Lucille.

Left to cherish Bill’s memory are his sons, Don (Trish) Burket of Boone, Greg (Barb) Burket of Minburn and Chuck (Gina) Burket of Grimes; grandchildren, Hope (Michael) Rand, Faith (Justin) Henson, Matthew Burket, Heidi Burket and Megan Burket; great-grandchildren, Kyrie and Lexis; and a sister, Jean (Richard) Hubbard of Gowrie, Iowa.


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