Floyd B. Burket

10/11/1933 - 02/13/2022


Obituary For Floyd B. Burket

Floyd B. Burket Oct. 11, 1933 – Feb. 13, 2022

Floyd B. Burket, 88, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Newry, son of the late John and Margretta (Lee) Burket. On July 23, 1968, he married Elda Jean Bankert at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. He is survived by his wife; four children: Karen Ermin (Bill) of Altoona, Michelle Hazenstab (Bob) of Hollidaysburg, Wendy Detwiler (companion, Scott Randall) of Portage, and John Burket (Holly) of Hollidaysburg; six grandchildren: Ty, Nathaniel, Michael Jr., Joshua, Bobby, and Adam; eight great-grandchildren: Michael III, Brynlee, Joshua Jr., Tyler, Sierra, “RJ”, Landon, and Carter; a sister, Ginger L. Eicher (Duane) of State College; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford and an infant daughter, Heather. Floyd attended Hollidaysburg High School. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a medic. He retired as a Nurse Aide from the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in 1990. Floyd was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, the V.F. W., the Hollidaysburg American Legion, and the AFSCME. Floyd enjoyed hunting, collecting baseball cards, traveling, camping, and spending time with his family. Friends will be received from 12 noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, Pastor John Godissart and Pastor Paul Bottenfield, officiating. Interment will be at Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg. The family requests that donations in memory of Floyd, be made to the First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt, & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg. Condolences may be made at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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  • 02/17/2022

    Our thoughts are with Floyd's family at this time of sorrow

  • 02/16/2022

    I have many fond memories of Floyd dating all the way back to 1968, when we first met. We enjoyed countless family get togethers over the following decades, enriching all our lives. No matter the circumstances, Floyd always greeted us with a smile and was the perpetual optimist. Floyd, you completed Aunt Eldas life and made a great father to my cousins Karen, Michelle and Wendy. Rest In Peace.

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