Burkart, Myrtle M.
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Myrtle M. Burkart, 92, Green Bay, died Friday, October 5, 2012 surrounded by the love of her family. She was born January 2, 1920 in the Town of Meemee in Manitowoc County to Edward and Elizabeth (Renzelmann) Wasmer. She graduated in 1938 from Sheboygan High School. On May 4, 1942, she married Clemens P. Burkart. He preceded Myrtle in death on August 27, 2009. Myrtle was a trail blazer of her time and decided to attend college as a grandmother in 1962. She taught third grade at St. Joseph's Grade School in Green Bay from 1963 to 1973. The following year she went to Notre Dame Elementary School in East De Pere where she ran the Library/Learning Center. After she retired, she continued to volunteer at Notre Dame with the 1st grade until the age of 85.
Myrtle stayed active in the community with the Community Theater, a member of the League of Women Voters, Our Lady of Charity Guild, and the Board of Christian Education at St. Agnes School and volunteered at the Neville Public Museum and as an interpreter at Heritage Hill.
Myrtle is survived by her three daughters, Pat (Ron) Gustafson, Green Bay; Cindy (Bob) Maynard, Boulder, CO; Jane (Jim) Watermolen, Abrams; six grandchildren, Barb Butterfield Hendricks (Mike Koerner), Bruce (Karen) Butterfield, Cassie (Joe) McPherson, Tom Burkart (Andrea Bauer), Michael (Jennifer) Vincent, David Vincent (Brandy Abbott); a step-granddaughter, Cheryl Gustafson; seven great-grandchildren, Erik (Kristina) Butterfield, Brian (Marni) Hendricks, Vincent Butterfield, Delaney Butterfield, Lorielle Vincent, Adeline Vincent, Dominic McPherson; two great-great grandchildren, Abigail Butterfield, McKenna Hendricks; a sister, Phyllis Hawkland; nieces, nephews and many extended relatives.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clemens; a son, Daniel Burkart; two brothers, Edward Wasmer and Roger Wasmer.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. A Parish Wake Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Patrick C. Beno officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A memorial fund will be established in Myrtle's name.
The family extends their gratitude to the staffs of Birch Creek and Heartland Hospice who cared for Myrtle with love, understanding and tenderness.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2012