Mary K. Whited
Funeral services for Mary K. Whited, age 91, of Marcus who passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Her funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 3, 2022, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Primghar.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Primghar.
Visitation with family present will be from 10 A.M. until service time on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Marcus Ambulance Team.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY K. WHITED
January 10, 1930
rural Granville, Iowa
December 25, 2021
11:00 A.M. Monday, January 3, 2022
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church; Primghar, Iowa
Father Tim Hogan &
Msgr. Kenneth Seifried
Paula Battista &
Opening: “On Eagle’s Wings”
Offertory: “You Are Mine”
Closing: “How Great Thou Art”
Cantor: Pam List
Organist: Karen Boeyink
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
FINAL RESTING PLACE
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the
Marcus Ambulance Team.
After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are
Invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.
Mary Katherine Whited, the daughter of Otto and Viola (Schueller) Kruse was born on January 10, 1930, in rural Granville, Iowa. She attended Caledonia #1 country school until she graduated from the 8th grade. Mary would go on to graduate from Paullina High School in 1948. When Mary was young, she learned how to play numerous instruments. Along with her father and sisters, they started the “Hired Hands” accordion band where they played in a plethora of dance halls around the area. In September of 1951 she was married to Gregor Burmakow and together they had 7 children. Gregor passed away in July of 1988. Mary worked at K-Products from 1972 -1993 when she retired. On September 11, 1993, she was married to Claude Whited. Together the couple farmed side by side for many years near Marcus. Claude passed away in September of 2018. In October of 2018 Mary entered Heartland Care Center and she passed away there on Saturday, December 25, 2021, reaching the age of 91 years, 11 months, and 15 days.
Mary was devoted in her Catholic faith. She was baptized and married at St. Anthony’s Catholic church, her and Claude were members of Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus and Immaculate Conception in Cherokee. She worked very hard and raised her seven children. Family was very important to her as she enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gregory (Lynn) Burmakow of Paullina, Jeanette (Roger) Prunty of Marcus, Donald Burmakow of Paullina, Eileen (Dean) Campbell of LeMars, James (Lori) Burmakow of Paullina and Mary Ann (Tim) Plathe of Granville; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Schueller of Dubuque, Iowa, and Leona Ricke of Sheldon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Gregor and Claude, son, Steven Burmakow, two grandchildren, Kelly and David Burmakow, brothers and sisters-in-law, George Schueller, Vernon Ricke, Jim (Alice) Whited and Margaret Whited.