Joseph “Sippy” Burckhard, 85, of Aberdeen, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020, at Avantara Nursing Home in Ipswich, SD.
Memorial Service is 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Aberdeen, with Pastor Gary Compton officiating and military rites by Sydney L. Smith American Legion Post 24.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the church. Luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow at the church fellowship hall.
Joseph (Sippy) Burckhard was born March 13, 1934 to Anton and Mary (Keller) Burckhard. He resided on Aberdeen’s North side, attended St. Mary’s Parochial School, and Aberdeen Central High School. Joe served in the US Army and US Navy, serving in the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, he began working at the Aberdeen American News. Joe loved all 45 years that he worked there and advanced to position of Production Foreman. After he retired in 2000, he worked part time at the R&A Bar in Aberdeen for several years.
Joe enjoyed spending time with his extended family, playing cards, and watching old westerns, particularly John Wayne movies. Most recently, due to health issues, Joe moved to the Avantara Nursing Home in Ipswich, SD on September 10, 2019.
Joe is survived by his wife, Lynn; two sisters: Magdelena “Blondie” (Delbert) Rohrbach of Aberdeen and Barbara “Blackie” Nold of Pierre; two brothers: Tony Burckhard of Monrovia, CA and John (Valerie) Burckhard of Rapid City; sister-in-law Jackie Burckhard of Durarte, CA, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michelle; brothers: Frankie, Raymond, and Mike; sisters: Christine Malsam, Eva Kuntz, Agnes Eie, and Marie Feist.
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