Peter Burkhardt
Funeral Date: 3/29/2009

Obituary:
Peter Burkhardt age 71, of Herbine, Ark. died Thursday, March 26th in Little Rock, Ark. He was born June 30th 1937 in Heidenhein, Germany a son of the late Karl Burkhardt and Maria Baur Burkhardt. He was a Bapitst, an employee with Sykes Oak Flooring which later became Armstrong Flooring as a machinist for 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Janet Rauls Burkhardt whom he married May 7, 1982 in Warren, Ark. 4 sons, Dale Smith and spouse Tanya, Warren; Michael Burkhardt and spouse Shannon, Mooringsport, La. Stephen McKinney and spouse Annette, Rye, Ark. and Tony Burkhardt and spouse Brittney, Warren, Ark. 2 daughters, Melinda Reed and spouse Ron, Tatum, TX and Stephanie Bigham and spouse Jon, Warren, Ark. 4 brothers, Jurgen Burkhardt, Gotz Burkhardt, Volker Burkhardt and Micha Burkhardt all of Germany. 2 sisters, Jutta Burkhardt and Brigitte Burkhardt both of Germany. 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were 2:00pm Sunday, March 29th , at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Marty Reep officiating. Soloist was Gail Bigham. Organist was Linda Barrett. Active pallbearers were Mike Mercer, Wade McClain, Mark McClellan, Trent Saunders, David Leslie, and Bubba Gannaway. Honorary pallbearers were Rayburn Taylor and Johnny Bradford. Burial was in Prosperity Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home.

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Name: Tom Ed Wright
Message: I remember Peter very well. He took his evening meals with us when we lived on Pennington Rd. He was a good friend to my father(Herbert) and my father thought he was wonderful. While I was in Germany, I had the chance to visit his family and they were very glad to see me and treated us very well. He will be missed by us and those in my family. Tom Ed, Nancy and James Wright

Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Peter. He was a fine man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ken & Lula

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Jason & Jessica Bradley
Message: Aunt Janet and Family, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Name: Don & Patsy Watson
Message: Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Name: Jackie Haycox
Message: Janet, Stephen, and Stephanie, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Dale Sauls
Message: To Michael, Shannon, Hunter and the rest of your family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time even though we cannot be there with you this weekend. First Baptist, Blanchard Church Family

Name: Ben Splawn
Message: Janet I sure hated to here about Peter. I thought a lot of him and of course you are still the best boss I have ever had.Delaina and I will be thinking of you and your family.

Name: Travis & Paulette Kelley
Message: We will keep you in our prayers.Peter was a good man.I remember living on Park Lane beside him.

Name: Kevin & Tonya Thornton
Message: We were sadden to hear of Mr. Peter's passing. We worked with him for several years at Robbins. We always thought alot of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

Name: ALLISON HUDSON
Message: Janet & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr.Peter always made me laugh everyday he came in the office at Armstrong. He had the strongest handshack I had ever encounter. Janet, you and Mr. Peter were a joy to work with and to have as friends. He was a fine man. May God Bless you all.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Melinda, I am sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Tracy and Wendy Savage
Message: You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: With My Deepest Sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you.

Name: Waynette Lochridge-Franklin
Message: Janet, Peter always made me smile. He was such a nice man. His kindness had a way of shining through him.

Name: Janie Burks
Message: I was sure praying that everything would work out for you so Peter could come home. Just know as you already do, that he has no more pain. He was blessed to have you by his side taking care of him. Those hospitals waiting rooms are not the best for the caretakers, but we do what we are suppose to for better or worse because of the love we have for them. I am glad that I got the chance to get to know you while we were in the waiting rooms. If there is anything I can do, please call me. I'll continue my prayers for you and your family. Love, Janie

Name: Betty Russell
Message: Aunt Janet, sorry to hear about Peter. He was always so nice to us & treated us like family, you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.