Linda J. Burkhard passed in the early morning on November 18, 2023, after a long struggle with lung cancer. A graduate of Ben Davis High School, Linda’s primary vocation was being a “Homemaker.” She listed her three happiest life events as the birth of her three children. Linda was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a loyal friend. Acceptance, compassion, friendliness, honesty, self-sacrifice, service to others, and an ability to find joy and happiness in the complexities of everyday life are qualities that describe the powerful integrity of Linda. She has no enemies and was deeply admired, loved, and respected by her family and friends. Linda was a woman of great faith. She was a member of the Christian Church before converting to Catholicism prior to marrying her deceased husband of 48 years, Frank. She respected people from different cultures and faith backgrounds. She enjoyed involvement in Catholic ministry to several immigrant families and developed lasting relationships with these families. Linda made it a priority to make sure that none of her family and friends were ever left behind by regularly sending holiday and birthday greeting cards.
Linda was preceded in death by her husband Frank, son Bill, mother Irene Mann Moore, daughter-in-law JoAnne, father Roy Thomas, and step-father Harry Moore. She is survived by her son David, daughter Susan (David) Klusman, daughter-in-law Elaine, brother Jim Moore, sister Nancy Wilson, half-sisters Donna Mahler and Gerrie Thomas, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Linda’s Life Celebration® visitation will be Wednesday, November 22, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. Her Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00 PM. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials in Linda’s name may be made to Gleaners Food Bank, https://www.gleaners.org
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