Dale Burkey, 91, of rural Brandon, died Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Evansville Care Center.
Dale Carol Burkey was born on November 30, 1926 in Urness Township, Douglas County, MN, the son of Clarence and Hattie (Pederson) Burkey. He was baptized and confirmed in West Moe Lutheran Church, rural Brandon. Dale attended District 70 in Urness Township until the 8th grade, at which time he began farming full time.
On December 20, 1947, Dale married Audrey Turnquist in Minneapolis, and they were blessed with two children.
Dale and Audrey lived on the farm in Urness Township, where they farmed together their entire life, milking cows and raising beef cattle, chicken, and pigs. An avid outdoorsman, Dale enjoyed almost anything that could be done outside, including hunting, fishing and trapping. Dale was a lifelong member of West Moe Lutheran Church. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his two children, Suzanne (James) Martin and Lee (Terese) Burkey, both of Evansville; seven grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Andrea (Ben) Miller, Justine Martin, Jason (Katlyn) Martin, Mitchell Burkey, Kale (Julie) Burkey, and Brittney (Tim) Dale; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Malik of Darien, Illinois.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey on April 18, 2015.
Memorial Service: 2:00 PM Monday, September 24, 2018, at West Moe Lutheran Church, rural Brandon, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church.
Clergy: Reverend Sarah Berglund
Interment: West Moe Lutheran Cemetery
Arrangements by Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Evansville.
Online Guestbook: GlendeNilson.com
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