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Alberta Burnhardt
In Memory of

Alberta M. Burnhardt

1952 - 2017

Obituary of Alberta Burnhardt

Alberta M. Burnhardt, 64, of Solon, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 8th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon where visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alberta Burnhardt Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be shared with Alberta’s family at

Alberta Mary Dolezal was born August 18, 1952 in Iowa City, Iowa; daughter of Donald and Eleanor (Sedlacek) Dolezal. She worked around the area many years as a manager in the kitchens at St. Luke’s, Solon Nursing Care Center and the University of Iowa. She married Dennis A. Burnhardt on May 19, 1973, in Solon. When not working Alberta enjoyed fishing, junk shopping, or spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she absolutely adored. She also had a special place in hear heart for her “Kids” (cats).

Her family includes her husband, Dennis; daughter, Barbara Day-Reynolds and her husband, Stewart of Solon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her siblings, Jackie Becicka (Leo) of Oxford, Bill Dolezal (Carol) of Homestead, Ray Dolezal (Fran) of Iowa City, and Ann Bogs (Bob) of North Liberty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and great-grandson Ethan Wegmuller.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Alberta’s family and her services.