Pamela K. Burkart, 61, of Eau Claire passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Pammy was born on October 17, 1955 to Elmer and Lilah (Herman) Burkart in Eau Claire.  She attended North High School.  Pammy worked for many years for the Career Development Center in Eau Claire. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her Aurora family.  Pammy adored Elvis Pressley and had lots of his music and memorabilia.  She loved new babies, especially her nieces and nephews and was very proud of them. 

Pammy is survived by her siblings, Sandra (Vincent) Duck of Cadott, WI, Linda (Gaylord) Monson of Buffalo City, WI, Lorna (Roger) Ashwell of Eau Claire, Frederick (Nanci) Burkart of Ankeny, IA, Scott (Julie) Burkart of Eau Claire, Mark (Susan) Burkart of Eau Claire, Todd (Jean) Burkart of Chippewa Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pammy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Trudy; brother, Steven; and niece, Tonja.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Robert Hoekstra officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Wednesday.  Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery following the services.


  1. I had the pleasure of growing up in the neighborhood with the whole Burkart family, what a warm and caring group, I so enjoyed each member of the family. I always enjoyed Pam’s great smile and friendship all of our young lives. Even after we grew up and moved away from home if I saw her anywhere she was always smiling and would give me a hug, what a gem! I’m sure she will be sadly missed and my heart and thoughts are with you at this time. Kathy

  2. My deepest sympathy to Pam’s family for your loss. Pam was living in a group home that I worked at. We were together for 2 1/2 years until she moved to a new home. I called her Pamalita and she was fun to be around and liked doing her yarn work with plastic canvas. I took her and 3 of her room mates to an Elvis show in Bloomer one night and she was in heaven for days after that. She loved her job and making money and especially loved having her bottle of coke. Pam you are in heaven now and can have all the sweets you want now without having to check your blood sugar.

  3. I had the pleasure of working with Pam at LE Phillips CDC. She was always so sweet and happy. We will truly miss her! My condolences to the entire family.

  4. Pam was a wonderful woman. She always had a smile on her face! You will be missed by all that knew you. You are at Peace in Heaven. Robin

  5. Pammy will be greatly missed by all of us at her Aurora group home! She brought so much light and happiness to every day I had the honor to spend with her! My condolences to her family for their loss and my gratitude for being an amazing family to know and work with! Pam was and is blessed with a loving family that she loved greatly and thought of often. Pammy, I am at peace with the fact that you are with your family and God in heaven and no longer in pain. But it is a daily struggle missing you and your beautiful smile and soul! Until we meet again you will always have a special place in my heart! Love you lots Pammy Kay!

  6. I had the pleasure of working with Pammy in her home on and off for the last few years and I was so blessed to have gotten to know such a sweet, caring soul. She will truly be missed. I know that you are up there dancing to your Elvis music. It helps me to know that you are at peace now. Fly high, Pammy!

  7. To all the Burkart Family, my condolences for your loss of Pam. I know Steve has welcomed her in heaven. Yes her smile was always on her face. Less than a Month ago I saw her at Wal-Mart with her helper and another person. So sorry for your loss. Wish I would have said hi that day. We had a path to her house through the woods, I go down to hang with Steve, and smiling Pam would always greet me with a smile. Rest in peace Pam.

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