Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Burckhard Zych, 94, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Burckhard Zych, 94, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019. Her funeral was March 16 in Milwaukee. She was the last of 13 children born to Frank and Johanna Burckhard. She was born Setp. 6, 1924, in Devils Lake, ND. She graduated from Central High School in 1941. She moved to Milwaukee and worked for Bucyrus Erie. She married George Zych Nov. 11, 1944. They were married 68 years. Bette liked to knit and came to Devils Lake by train to visit family and enjoy fish fries at the Tony Burckhard family home. She was even a Green Bay Packers fan. Bette was preceded in death by; her parents; husband; and twin sister, Eva at age 10; sisters, Amelia Ganje, Cecila Madson, Christine Axtman, Josephine Mastel, Helen Schepp and Lena Schepp; brothers, Ned, Tony, Jack, Alex and Andy - Helen and Andy were twins. She is survived by; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Alex (Isabelle) Burckhard of Minneapolis, MN and Mrs. Jack (June) Burckhard of Federal Way, Washington.