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Edward Lee Burkart

Edward Lee Burkart of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on September 28, 2020 following a courageous battle against cancer. Ed was born in Copan, Oklahoma in 1936 and was the son of the late Jessie and Charles Burkart. He was the oldest of four children. While living in Oklahoma, he worked in the oil fields and then in the electrical field for Sears. He married his wife Marilyn in October 1954. They started their family – having five wonderful children. When the boom in the 1970s hit Wyoming, Ed’s love for the outdoors, hunting, and fishing brought him and his family out west. They bought land north of Rock Springs, bought some horses, built a house, and have enjoyed living in the Rock Springs area since. While living in Rock Springs, Ed worked for Sears, Black Butte Coal, and the Wyoming Highway Department. He loved spending time with family and friends in Wyoming as well as traveling back to Oklahoma to spend time with loved ones there as well. He spent much of his recreational time outdoors – camping, hunting, fishing, riding horses, snow machining, and playing golf were some of the many activities he enjoyed. For almost 20 years, Ed and Marilyn have enjoyed spending their winters in the Yuma, Arizona area. Ed was thrilled that he could spend more time outdoors without having to shovel the snow, and that he could golf year-round. Ed is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Rock Springs, WY; his sister, Jimmie Sue (Willie) Fecht of Lake Jackson, TX; and his children: Cathy Wright of Tulsa, OK, Amy Prevedel of Loveland, CO, Michael Burkart (Carl Uhrik) of Erie, CO, Julie (Joel) Dibble of Grand Junction, CO, and Kelly (Larry) Mann of Rock Springs, WY. He is also survived by his grandchildren Tara (John) Swanson, Ben Wright, Russell Mann (Shawn Pagel), Courtney Mann (Joseph Guillen), Cassie Mann, Griffin Wright, Austin Prevedel (Kaily Wiggins), and his great-grandchildren Ellee Guillen, Evan Guillen, Allee Vigil, Joseph Guillen, Chloee Dawson, Penelope Swanson, Townes Swanson, Harper Prevedel, and Hazlee Guillen. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Charles Burkart, and his sisters Cynthia Burkart Lowe and Jane Walker Cameron. A private viewing for family members will be held. His remains will be cremated and spread at one of his favorite hunting spots in the mountains by family. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made in Ed’s name to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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Robin Harmon Oct 14 2020 7:44 AM

my deepest sympathies go out to Marilyn, and the family. Ed was a kind man that was always a joy to be around. i have fond memories of hunting with Ed many years ago and will always remember helping Ed when he shot his moose off of the back of his horse. he was truly happy doing what he enjoyed. he will be missed by all who knew him. may the good lord keep him in his mercy, and may god bless the family.. Lou Barto

lou barto Oct 7 2020 11:01 PM

Sorry for your loss and sending prayers for comfort.. My brother wymann was a neighbor in cop an. karen (foreman) hinton

Karen (Foreman) Hinton Oct 3 2020 12:16 AM

My sympathies to the family. I have many memories of being at Marilyn and Ed's house in Copan. Especially of what a welcoming and loving family they were and of pancakes for breakfast with peanut butter and warm syrup! Praying the good memories carry you thru.

Tammi (Barnett) Johnson Oct 2 2020 3:02 PM

I will miss Ed even though I didn't get to see him a lot after he moved to Wyoming. Last time I saw him was at my brother, John's, service. He had also been to our family reunion a couple of years ago. I have very fond memories of him. Loved him a lot. Our families growing up were very close. So sorry for his wonderful family. Carolyn Anderson, cousin

Carolyn Anderson Oct 2 2020 2:03 PM