Geneva Burckhart

Geneva C. Burckart, 82, of Houston, Minn., and formerly of Monona, Iowa, died on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1931, in Green Island, Iowa, to Eugene and Edith (McMahon) Ottaway. Geneva married Frederick Burckart on May 25, 1948, in Elkader, Iowa.

She is survived by her children, Vicki (Michael) Ott, Pamela (Ron) Schwanke, Brenda (Gerald) Nagel, Patrick (Ann) Burckart, Theresa (Sidney) Horns, Stormy (Jerry) Eglseder, and Chris Burckart, 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren; a sister Patsy (Ed) Schlueter; a brother Francis (Jean) Ottaway, a sister-in-law Lucille Bollman; a brother-in-law Earl Miller; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years and the love of her life, Fred; a daughter Diane; two sons, Mike and Donnie; a grandson John Ott; and a sister Phyllis Miller.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Hokah, Minn. Rev. Pratap Reddy Salibindla will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Monona, Iowa. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Service of La Crescent is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook is available at 

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