Burton Floyd Echtenkamp, 75, of Boise, Idaho, died Friday, July 7, 2017 in Boise.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Boise. Pastor Ken Carrothers will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28 at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Home in Boise.
Burton Floyd Echtenkamp was born Aug. 6, 1941 at Wakefield to Floyd and Esther (Harsch) Echtenkamp. he was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne and grew up on the famly farm five miles north of town. He married Linda Lee Lawler on Aug. 12, 1961 in Omaha. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for a year and then went back to college. After graduating with his BAE from Wayne State College, Burt taught Math, Geometry and Chemistry at Ord High School in Ord. In 1966 the young family, including first daughter, Julie, and second daughter, Jean, moved to Oklahoma where he attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Master of Natural Science with a Major in Mathematics. Burt started his career with IBM in Omaha in 1967, as a Systems Engineer. He then moved up in the ranks of IBM, becoming a SE Manager in St. Louis, and eventually moving the family to Dallas in 1980 so that he could join IBM’s Software Development Organization. Burt was an active member in King of Glory Lutheran Church while they lived in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; daughter, Jean (Carl) Pollock of Boise, Idaho and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Julie Gasman Echtenkamp; his parents Esther and Floyd; and uncles Rolly and Lyle.
Pallbearers will be Carl Pollock, George Pollock, Matt Pollock, Vaughn Pollock, Jim Gramm, Aaron Lindemann, Richard Nattrass and Larry Spencer.
Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.