A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with a vigil held at 5 p.m., and at the church from 9 a.m. Monday until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Burkart was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Milwaukee, a son of Helen (Roeglin) Burkart and the late William Burkart. He grew up in Stevens Point, attended local Catholic schools and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1967.
After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before serving in the Army from 1969 to 1971. In service, he was stationed at Long Binh, Vietnam, in the military police. He was honorably discharged in 1971, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Expert Rifle Badge.
After service, he attended Mid-State Technical College and graduated with an accounting degree.
He was married to Annette Janusz on Oct. 23, 1976, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
He worked for Point Truck Sales for several years before becoming a school bus driver for the Stevens Point Area School District for more than 30 years.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Steven (Tomiena), Amherst Junction; his mother, Helen Burkart, Stevens Point; one brother, Tom (Aggie), Plover; and one sister, Jill (Shane) Grosskreutz, Waupaca.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert.