Ronald Eugene Burkhardt

January 29, 1938 - December 30, 2007

Ronald Eugene Burkhardt, age 69, of Frisco, Texas passed away December 30, 2007 at his home. He was born January 29, 1938, in Greenup, Kentucky, the son of Clifford F. and Ruby G. (Pennington) Burkhardt. On July 2, 1971, he married Judy Krueger in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A remarkable and beloved husband, son, brother, father and grandfather, Mr. Burkhardt will always be remembered and cherished by his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, Judy; sons, Jon E. Burkhardt and his wife Krista of Flower Mound, TX and Chad D. Burkhardt and his wife Erika of Dallas, TX; daughter Ronda Burkhardt of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughters Alison, Emilee and Caroline; brother James Burkhardt and his wife Pam of Albuquerque, NM; and mother, Ruby G. Burkhardt of Albuquerque, NM. Mr. Burkhardt is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Friday, January 4, 2008 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Pastor Frank Malizzo officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your donation to either The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian In Honor of Ron Burkhardt, PO Box 5153, Santa Fe, NM 87502 or The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation In Memory of Ron Burkhardt, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622.

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Ron was a wonderful, funny man. He was a great husband, father,grandfather and friend. He loved his kids and grandkids! We will miss his sense of humor and his great attitude. We loved him - and we were proud to call him family. Kirsten and John Schorsch, January 3, 2008 Ron was a great person and took us under his wing when we moved to Dallas. He made us feel like a part of his family. Our love for American Indian Pottery and Kachinas is due to Ron and Judy's influence and guidance. He will be missed. June and Les Lewis, January 3, 2008 Ron Burkhardt and I worked together at American Chicle/Adams until he retired the second time around. Ron was a great mentor to me I always admired his successes with American Chicle. Ron and I use to meet for coffee at an I Hop’s somewhere around a convenience store where we would be working. Our routine of conversations was about Adams and our families. Ron had a good sense of humor and always spoke his mind. Ron was very proud of his family, the accomplishments his children had achieved, and the joys of having grandchildren. My condolences go out to Judy and the children I know he will be missed. I am very saddened that Ron passed away but also very glad that I was given a chance to met and work with him. Sue MacFarland, January 3, 2008 My wife is Ron's cousin Donna. Although I met Ron and Judy only once, I have heard many fond stories of "Ronnie" and his family over the years. We were saddened to hear of his passing. His mother Ruby is a wonderful person, and she can be credited no doubt with raising such a fine man as a son. My condolences to Judy and the children, and to Ruby and Jim and Pam. I know you will miss him much. Robin Poynor Robin Poynor, January 3, 2008 I remember my cousin, Ron, as one of the most "fun" people I've ever known. He had such a great sense of humor and quick wit. As much as anything, he seemed to enjoy making fun of himself. My very first memory of Ron must have been when I was about 2 years old. He and his brother, Jim, we visiting in Kentucky and the two of them took turns being my "horse." I had lots of rides! Only Ron bucked me off, though! :-) I know he will be very much missed by so many. Donna Poynor, January 3, 2008 Mr. Burkhardt, His family is the first I met on S. Ogden way in Littleton. I will always remember the basketball games at mcnichols arena and his support of us kids through-out our lives, including the ribbings he would give us. Thanks for all your time, you will not be forgotten. John Longenecker, January 2, 2008 Ron and I were managers together at American Chicle fom many years. We shared many experiences over the years, he will be missed jack jack daglian, January 1, 2008