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Jimmy Burkhart

Jimmy “JJ” Burkhart, 64, found peace Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, following a valiant fight with cancer.
Funeral Services were held Oct. 11 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with the Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Jimmy was born May 27, 1948, in Niles, Mich., the son of Robert and Opal Kauffman Burkhart. He was a 1966 graduate of City High School. Following a 19-year engagement, he married Barb “Bubba” Lee on Dec. 24, 1996, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jimmy spent his entire career in the floor covering business. He owned and operated Burkhart Flooring for many years and in 2007, he and Todd Zeman established Hawkeye Carpet and Vinyl.
Local survivors include his brother-in-law, Steve (Sandy) Lee of Solon.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.