Kenneth E. Burkhalter, 77
Jan. 17, 1938 -- Aug. 27, 2015

Kenneth “Kenny” E. Burkhalter passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at his residence at the age of 77. He was born Jan. 17, 1938 to Emil and Freida (nee Kortbein) Burkhalter in Sparta.

He later met Judith A. Bonis and they were married Sept. 8, 1962, in Milwaukee. Kenny was an avid John Deere tractor collector and enjoyed farming, watching Green Bay Packers games, going to the casino and spending time with his family. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

Ken is survived by his children, John (Dee) Burkhalter, Cheryl Burkhalter, Susan (Andrew) Miller, Jane (Michael) Baker and Joseph (Erin) Burkhalter; his grandchildren, Jerry, Emily, Brandon (Ashley), Jessica, Donterrius, Wesley and Ashley; and great-grandchildren, Melanie Rose and Nathan. Ken is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A graveside service for Ken will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at