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Alice Lorraine Burkhart

Posted September 10, 2013 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

October 5, 1927 – September 8, 2013

Alice Burkhart

Alice Burkhart

Alice Lorraine Burkhart, 85, passed from this life on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at her home in West Des Moines. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Alice’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. A private burial of the urn will take place at a later date at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Alice was born on October 5, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa, to William James and Agnes Rose (Bussamas) Friar. On December 15, 1944, she married Raymond E. “Curly” Burkhart in Colo, IA. Alice enjoyed quilting, knitting and dancing. In her earlier years, Alice shined as a great athlete and earned a City Championsip in tennis. She had a tremendous love for all animals and always had a dog. Most of all, Alice loved spending time with her family and friends. Grandchildren were always her pride and joy.

She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Ann Rude; sons, Raymond and Mark; grandchildren, Terry Ann Leonard, and John, Josh, Ashlie, Jason and Abbie Burkhart; and three great-grandchildren, Solana and Summer Leonard and Simon Burkhart. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Curly Burkhart.

There will be an open house from 5 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, September 10, at the family’s home in West Des Moines.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made in Alice Burkhart’s name to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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