Burckhardt, Betty Suzanne nee Bohannan, of Hartford died on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Aurora Medical Center Grafton at the age of 63 years. She was born on April 23, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to the late Kenneth and Audrey (nee Aldridge) Bohannan. On March 22, 1974, she was united in marriage to Michael C. Burckhardt in Costa Rica. She attained the designation of a Certified General Real Property Appraiser. Her career led the family to reside in various places, including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and since 2005, Hartford, Wisconsin. For the past number of years, she worked for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. She enjoyed traveling to many different places, including Mexico, Spain, Portugual, and Central and South America. She was an avid gardener, and her green thumb produced flowers, tomatoes and peppers in abundance. Music was a lifelong passion, and she rarely missed an opportunity to see her favorite bands in concert. Survivors include her husband Mike; their daughter Omega and her husband, Eric Heilig of Milwaukee; cherished grandchildren Maxwell and Indigo; brother Kenneth Bohannan and wife Linda, brother David Bohannan and wife Julie; sisters-in-law Kathy Bohannan and Judy Cody and her husband Jim; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Larry Bohannan. Services: Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Women for Women International (www.womenforwomen.org/). The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend, WI is serving the family. On-line guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 31, 2013