He was born on January 6, 1960 in Cameron, Missouri, to Eugene and Fern (Cope) Burkhart.
Steve married Joanna Marie Schlegel on October 7, 1977.
Steve was a loving husband for 36 years, and a loving father and brother. He was a graduate of Winston High School and had served as a police officer in Hamilton, Mo and Iowa. Steve was currently a car hauler for Jack Cooper Transport. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 41.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Jim Swindler.
Survivors include his wife, Joanna of the home; two sons, Austin Burkhart, Butler, Missouri, Cajun Burkhart, Winston, Missouri; two brothers, Gene (Jean) Burkhart, Fairfield, Iowa and Tom (Linda) Burkhart, Cameron, Missouri; three sisters, Donna Swindler, Hamilton, Missouri, Helen (Jack) Pierick, Cameron, Missouri and Susie (John) Stamberger, Burleson, Texas and one grandson, Graysen Alexander Burkhart.
Services: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Monday evening at the funeral home.
Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron, Missouri.
Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com
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