A Mass of Christian Burial for Scott Robert Burkemper, 45, of Troy, wsas held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy. Fr. Tom Wissler, church pastor, officiated with burial in Greenwood Cemetery near Clarksville. Serving as pallbearers were Joseph Burkemper, Jeremy Burkemper, Michael Bickhaus, Marc Czapla, Karl Dewey, III and Robert Gantz. Honorary pallbearers were Hector Bencomo, William Beauchamp, Kevin Hupper, Alex Bencomo, Doug Hitchcock, Ron Sconce and Kevin Schulte. Mr. Burkemper, 45, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1970, in St. Charles, he was the son of Robert Bernard and Linda Katherine Hunsel Burkemper. Scott was a graduate of Clopton High School. He was employed as a driver for UPS. Scott was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Burkemper. Survivors include his daughters Sydney, Sophie and Summer Burkemper of Silex; and his father, Bob Burkemper and his wife, Sandy, of Winfield. Scott also leaves five sisters Kristine Bickhaus and her husband, Michael, of Quincy, IL, Jill Czapla and her husband, Marc, of Houston, Texas, Julie Dewey and her husband, Karl, of Louisiana, MO, Bethany Burkemper and her husband, Robert Gantz, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Katherine Reckelhoff and her husband, Kenneth, of Malaysia; two brothers Joseph Burkemper and his wife, Laura, of Wentzville, and Jeremy Burkemper of Chicago, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation was held from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Scott Burkemper Children Education Fund (or) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
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