Jim "Bucky" Burkhardt
Roth Family Cremation Center
S3611 Duncan Lane
Viroqua, WI

Jim "Bucky" Burkhardt

VIROQUA - Jim "Bucky" Burkhardt, age 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 11, 2021, surrounded by his family at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI, after a battle with leukemia. He was born on March 31, 1945 to Kenneth and Margaret Burkhardt. He married his best friend and love of his life, Joan Noggle, in 1966.

Jim graduated from Viroqua High School in 1963, where he played football, baseball, and basketball. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He worked at NCR in Viroqua for over 30 years, where he made many good friends. He was also the best bartender that Nate's Supper Club ever had. Jim enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids; attending school and sporting events; playing cards; and watching games shows, cartoons and old westerns. Known as Bucky to his country club buddies, he played golf at Viroqua Hills Golf Course for 63 years and served on the board for two terms. He loved rooting for the Packers, Badgers and Brewers; boating on the water with family; and sipping a cold one on the deck.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Mickelson. He is survived by his wife, Joan; his daughters: Kim (Darin) Ward, Nikki Wimmer and Tami Craig; seven grandchildren; and sister Joanne (Hark) Mehlum. He will be truly missed by all of his extended family and many friends. The Roth Family Cremation Center is serving the family.

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Jul. 14, 2021.
Celebration of Life
Viroqua Hills Golf Course
1110 US Highway 14, Viroqua, WI
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I have great memories of golfing with Jim and Tryg Overbo when I visited Viroqua in years past. the Burkhardt and Stevenson families were always close during our growing up years in the old East Oak Street neighborhood. My deepest sympathies.
John Stevenson
July 20, 2021
Very sad to hear of Jim's passing. Great memories of our playing baseball and biking around our neighborhood. From Lynne Enerson Blair
Lynne Blair
July 16, 2021
Jim was my mom's (Janice Stout) boss at NCR. She spoke of him often in those days and reminiscing about her years there. (She passed away in January at the age of 91.) You have my sincere condolences.
Lori Hanson
July 15, 2021
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