Steven “Big Steve” Burt, 62, Hepler, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburg. Steven was born July 12, 1951 at Herman, Mo., a son of William “Bill” and Maxine (Greer) Burt.
Steven grew up in Moran and graduated from Moran High School.
He received a bachelor of science degree from Pittsburg State University as an engineer in computer drafting.
Steven married Janet L. Howell on Aug. 12, 1972, in the First Christian Church in Hepler.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for various construction companies in the area. Steve enjoyed hunting and fishing when time would allow.
Steve was a member of the Methodist Church in Moran and the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 26 of Girard.
Survivors are his wife Janet; daughters Kristina Seastrom and her husband Michael, Hepler, and Stacy Yartz and her husband Kyle, Frontenac; his parents, Bill and Maxine Burt, Moran; grandchildren, Alexander Yartz, William Yartz, and Gabriella Yartz; his brothers, Robert “Bob” Burt, Chanute, and David Burt, Chanute; a sister, Denise Burt, Moran.
Steven was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Burt.
Services for Steven “Big Steve” Burt will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Pastor Don Wymore officiating. A private burial service will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Friends are invited to sign the register book at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com.
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