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Richard William Burkey

Richard William Burkey

Richard William Burkey passed quietly at his home Sunday afternoon 12/03/2017 in Englewood Florida at the age of 87. He was born on the 22nd of January 1930 in Emporia, Kansas. Richard was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a teacher, one of the 13 Founders of the University of Minnesota Morris Campus and a farmer. He retired early to enjoy over 30 years boating, fishing, scuba diving and the year round warm weather of Florida. His warm personality, loving nature and kindness will be deeply missed by his wife Joan, daughter Denise Koslowski, son Todd and wife Karen, his grandchildren Jason and Christina, great grandchildren Daniel and Micah and everyone who knew. him.