Judith McCann Burkart
Born: March 3, 1940 in DeKalb, IL
Died: September 21, 2021 in DeKalb, IL
Judith ("Judy") McCann Burkart, of DeKalb, IL, died on September 21, 2021, at home at the age of 81.
Judy was born on March 3, 1940, in Dekalb, IL to James and Gladys (Hicks) McCann. Judy married Michael Burkart, on August 3, 1968.
Judy is survived by her children, Brian Burkart of DeKalb, and Rebecca (Christopher) Burkart-Nagengast of Portland, Oregon; as well as two grandchildren, Hannah Burkart and Theo Nagengast. Judy was preceded in death earlier this year by her beloved husband Mike; and by her parents.
Judy was the oldest of three girls and is survived by her sisters Jeanne (Michael) Blackburn of Phoenixville, PA and Nita McCann of Madison, WI; and many nieces and nephews. Judy had two older siblings from her father's first marriage, Kenneth (Gladys) McCann and Gladys (Harry) Johnson, who also preceded her in death.
Judy and Mike met through a personals ad in the Midweek in 1968 and were married 5 months later. They met when Judy worked at the First National Bank. She then worked for 20+ years for the Dekalb Ag, retiring from Monsanto. Judy will be missed by her children, grandchildren, and sisters, but she also held a special place in the hearts of her husband's family and her many lifelong friends. Judy's memory will live on in her many beautiful quiltworks.
No services will be held at this time. Cremation was entrusted to Finch Crematory. Memorial contributions can be sent in Judy's name to the Dekalb Community Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to: Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL, 60115 (815) 758-3841.
Published by The MidWeek News from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2021.