Burkett, James Glenn 84

James Glenn Burkett was born in Kell, Illinois, on April 7, 1935 to James and Minnie (Burke) Burkett. He grew up in Rock Falls, Illinois and graduated from high school there in 1953.
After high school he went to work at various jobs, and then entered the US Army. He served from 1961 to 1963 mostly at the Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver Colorado.
On November 24, 1962 James married LaVonne Elaine Anderson at Denver, Colorado. After service the couple moved to Rochelle, Illinois. They later moved to Sioux City Iowa and then Waverly, Minnesota. James was a rural letter carrier in Buffalo and retired from there in 1999.
In the summer, James could often be found on the lake. He loved fishing and telling tales about fishing. James liked to go on road trips, play cards, and do wood working projects. He was an avid reader, and enjoyed attending school and youth sporting events. He liked to make others laugh by telling jokes, teasing and telling tall tales.
James passed away at St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted on November 5, 2019. He had reached the age of 84 years, 6 months and 28 days.
Survivors include his wife LaVonne, Children: Mark Burkett, James K. (Cheryl) Burkett, Bobbie (Tarmo) Kubits, Lori (Larry) Mullesch, Terry (Judy) Burkett, and Jodi (Dale) Altringer. 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren. Brother-in-law Gary (Jane) Anderson.
James is preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Burkett, an infant son Craig, grandson James Earl, and his 7 siblings.
Memorial Service: 11 AM Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.
Visitation: 4-8 PM Monday, November 11, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake. and 1hr. prior to service at church on Tuesday.