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Cathy Sue (Wilhite) Burkland

November 29, 1957 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 64)


Cathy Sue Burkland, age 64, of Moulton passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022 at her home.

Cathy was born on November 29, 1957 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Unger) Wilhite. She was raised in Russell, Iowa, and graduated from Russell High School with the Class of 1976.

Cathy had many passions in life including, cooking, baking, sewing, quilting and embroidery.  Most importantly, she cherished her children and grandchildren, as well as the time spent with them.  In her younger years, Cathy was saved and baptized, leading her to a life of helping and caring for others around her, which she was very fond of.

On June 19, 1976, Cathy was united in marriage to Ted Hansen, and to this union, Josh and Ben were born.  The couple later divorced.  She later married Howard Gorden Burkland, and to this union, two daughters were born, Meggan and Mollee.

Left to cherish Cathy’s memory are her children, Josh (Lindy) Hansen of Plant City, Florida, Ben (Tara) Hansen of New Sharon, Iowa, Meggan (Darrick Smith) Burkland of Moulton, and Mollee Vanderlinden of Moulton; a step son, Eric Burkland of Pella; two brothers, Jerry (Debbie) Wilhite of Dalby Queensland, Australia, and Terry (Sharon) Wilhite of Russell, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, Hunter Hansen, Kenedi Hansen, Kalyn Hansen, Taylor Hansen, Allen Hansen, Colten Hansen, Autumn Burkland, Rory Vanderlinden, Griffin Hansen, Quinn Hansen, Oaklyn Hansen, Dodge Duke, Daisalyn Duke, and Uriah Hansen; as well as several extended family members and friends.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alice Wilhite; and a brother, Ricky Wilhite.

Per Cathy’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30AM, Monday, March 21, 2022 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Terry Wilhite officiating.  Visitation will take place Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, beginning at 12:00PM (Noon), with the family greeting friends from 4-6PM.  Memorials have been established to the Family of Cathy Burkland, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.   Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com or on our funeral home Facebook page. 

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March 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 AM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

Celebration of Life
March 21, 2022

10:30 AM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

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