In Memory

James W. Burkey

Jim grew up on a farm west of Emerald.  After high school graduation Jim attended UNL and Colorado State University and received his degree from Nebraska Vocational Technical School and later became an instructor there.  He also was employed at Square D.  Jim owned Burkey EDM Technology, Inc.  He was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  Jim enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing and bowling.  He was diagnosed with cancer only one month before his death and died March 18, 2001.  Jim is survived by two daughters, one son and one granddaughter.

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01/30/10 10:31 PM #1    

Marvin L. Itzen

When I see the sober picture above I have to smile. You see I never knew Jim to be straight faced. Always a smile or more likely a laugh. Usually it involved the story he was going to tell his dad to explain the Ranchero being towed home again.
Jim was a good natured fun loving guy. His death was sudden and a shock and way too soon. Here's one to you Jim.

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