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Dolores H. Burkhard

Dolores H. Burkhard Dolores H. Burkhard, 79, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and a former longtime Crookston, Minnesota resident, died early Tuesday morning, April 10, 2007, in the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Dolores was born in Grand Forks on M...

Dolores H. Burkhard

Dolores H. Burkhard, 79, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and a former longtime Crookston, Minnesota resident, died early Tuesday morning, April 10, 2007, in the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Dolores was born in Grand Forks on May 5, 1927, and was the daughter of Sidney A. and Helen M. (Fadden) Papke. Her first seven years were spent in Grand Forks before the family moved to Bismarck, North Dakota. After her father passed away they returned to Grand Forks in 1942, and moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota two years later. Dolores graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1945. She went on to attend the School of Nursing at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse.

On July 8, 1947 she was united in marriage to John J. Burkhard at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Devils Lake, North Dakota. The couple made their home in Devils Lake and Delores was employed as an R.N. at the Devils Lake Hospital and the Clinic. In the late 1950's the family moved to Crookston and Delores worked at both the Crookston Clinic and Bethesda Hospital. She later served as the Migrant School nurse. Dolores was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and a past-president of the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Holy Rosary Circle and a Eucharistic minister for the Cathedral parish. Delores was a longtime member of the Crookston Eagles Aerie and a past-president of the organization. In 2005 Dolores and John moved to Grand Forks to be closer to her daughter, Cathy. Throughout her life she was a friend to everyone, and the first to be there when help was needed. Her home was always a center of activity and the gathering place for her family and their friends. Dolores was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend and will be very sadly missed. May God bless her memory.

Family members include John, her husband of fifty-nine years; a daughter, Catherine Jean Burkhard and her companion, Phil Adamski, of Grand Forks, ND; four grandchildren, Terri Chouinard of Grand Forks, Brett (Cassandra) Bendickson of Tucson, AZ, T.J. (Tiffany) Bendickson of Fargo, ND, and Matt Bendickson, of West Fargo, ND; five great-grandchildren, Rusty and Andy Nunn of Grand Forks, Tyler Bendickson of Fargo, and Jane and Isaac Bendickson of Tucson; a sister, Marilyn (Bob) Shinabarger of Beloit, WI; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Delores was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lynn Bendickson; her parents; and a brother and sister-in-law, John A. and Helen Helley.

The funeral service for Delores Burkhard will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2007, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with the Rev. Bob Schreiner, presiding.

Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangement.

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