Regina Kay (Little) Burkart, 65, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton with Pastor Mike Andrew officiating. Interment will be held at the Palo Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Regina was born Aug. 16, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of George Elvin and LaVonne (Lint) Little. She graduated from Benton Community High School with the class of 1971 and attended Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee and Kirkwood Community College. On Oct. 13, 2001, she was united in marriage to Michael Burkart at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Atkins. Regina worked as a medical assistant at Mercy Care South in Cedar Rapids. In her spare time, she enjoyed puzzles, music and spending time outdoors in her garden. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Regina is survived by her husband, Michael of Newhall; her father, George Little of Sherman, Texas; her children, Chris (Jennifer) Burkart and their children, Kayla and Chase of Mount Vernon, Heather (Brian) Miller and their children, Kaitlyn and Madison of Blairstown, Andrew (Chelsea) Burkart and their children, Kasyn and Riley of Newhall, Brittany (Kevin) Shepherd and their children, Dominick, Joseph and Lorelai of Newhall, Jacob (Mariah) Burkart and their children, Jason, Elijah and Brody of Fort Riley, Kan., and Andrew (Julie) Kemper and their children, Ayva and Nathan of Cedar Rapids; her brother, Gordon (Nancy) Little of Milwaukee, Wis.; her niece, Jennifer (Len) Montemurro and their children, Leo and Lia of Kenosha, Wis.; her nephew, Kevin Little and his son, Keefe, of Milwaukee; and her brothers-in-law, Leonard (Connie) Burkart of Iowa City, Joe (Ann) Burkart of Crestview, Fla., and Richard (Sandy) Burkart of Swisher.
She was preceded in death by her mother, LaVonne; her first husband, Franklin Burkart; her mother-in-law, "Sue" Cain; and her brother, George Jr., in infancy.
Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.