Edward Burnikel, 79


Oct. 11, 1938 —
June 21, 2018
Lime Springs - Edward Burnikel, age 79, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later time.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a rosary at 1 p.m. on Tuesday before services. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Edward Burnikel was born on Oct. 11, 1938 in Cresco, Iowa to John and Luella (Herold) Burnikel. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force from July 15, 1957 to February 1961.
On Oct. 20, 1962, he was united in marriage to Geraldine (Geri)Weber at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco.
He started his career as the manager of the egg processing business in Lime Springs and later was the custodian of Lime Springs Elementary School, retiring in 2005. After retirement, Edward started his own lawn care business. He took pride in the lawns for which he cared. He was also very proud of his grandchildren and attending their many sporting events and teaching them how to fish or playing a game of Ziltch.
Edward is survived by his wife of 55 years, Geri; a son, Dan (Jayne) Burnikel of Winona, Minn.; daughters, DeAnn (Don) Leeps of Decorah, Iowa and Deb (Mike) Tompkins of Montezuma, Iowa; grandchildren, Lexi and Owen Burnikel, Jessie and Jacob Leeps and Boe, Mason and Corbin Tompkins; a greatgrandson, Gauge Tompkins; brothers, Harold “Butch” (Dorene) of Lime Springs, Richard (Barbara) of Green Bay,Wis. and Dale (Connie) of Protivin, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; in-laws, Albert and Irene Weber; and a nephew, Mark Burnikel in 2012.
Memorials may be given to Howard County Community Hospice.

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