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Kenneth G. Burkert

March 8, 1938 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Kenneth Burkert Obituary

Kenneth G. Burkert, 85, of Fleetwood passed away peacefully in his residence while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 11th, 2024. Born in Fleetwood on March 8, 1938, Ken was the son of the late Harry Burkert and Katie L. Burkert (Fegely). Kenny, otherwise known as 'Whitey', was a 1956 graduate of Fleetwood Area High School and served for four years in the Air Force 1956-1961. He was predeceased by his loving wife, MaryJane Burkert (Shafer), with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Ken and Jane loved the beach, strolling the boards, dancing at the hall at Dorney Park, and singing in the kitchen. He is survived by his three daughters, Lori A. Pupo, Wendy J. Comer and Amy J. Burkert. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Brittany N. Comer, Kirsty L. Comer, Robert E. Comer, III, Kelsi L. Comer, Cadence A. Gross, Trinity A. Gross and three great-grandchildren, Landon M. Williams, Mya L. Williams and Theodore Jackson Soltes plus one on the way, along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Arlan R. Burkert. Ken worked 30 years at Stroh's Brewery, retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Paul's UCC Church in Fleetwood. He was an avid golf fan, enjoyed the Classic Car shows and stock car races, specifically at the Reading Fairgrounds, Dorney Park and Grandview Speedway. A viewing for Kenneth will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Stitzel Funeral Home 3300 Kutztown Road, Temple PA 19605. Funeral services will promptly commence in the funeral home at 11:00 am.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

Memorial Service
Thursday
January 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

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