Rashel D. Burkett

Rashel D. Burkett
Oct. 17, 1956 - Aug. 30, 2013
WALKERTON — Rashel D. Burkett, 56, residing in Walkerton, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 in her home, surrounded by her loving husband and family.
She was born Oct. 17, 1956 in LaPorte, a daughter of Ralph and Frances (Ward) Jackson, and has remained a lifelong resident of the Walkerton area.
On June 11, 2011 she was united in marriage to Gary C. Burkett who survives. Also surviving is her daughter, Dawn (Casey) Ickes of Walkerton; her son, Dustin (Viki) Cullen, Bremen; four grandchildren, Rebekah Ickes, Caythan Cullen, Liliana Cullen, and Sarah Ickes; mother, Frances Jackson of Walkerton and brother, Timothy (Karol) Jackson of Walkerton. She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Jackson.
Rashel graduated from Indiana University of South Bend where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was employed with the Mishawaka School Corporation as a Special Ed Teacher for 13 years. She was a faithful member of Lakeville United Methodist Church. Her strength and faith were an inspiration and testimonial to all that knew her. She always was very caring to everyone.
Services celebrating the life of Rashel Burkett will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at the Lakeville United Methodist Church, 610 N. Michigan St., Lakeville. Rev. Brian White will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. The family will receive friends from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Lakeville United Methodist Church, and one hour prior to services Wednesday.
Expressions of sympathy on behalf of Mrs. Burkett may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or Lakeville United Methodist Church Children’s Programming, 610 N. Michigan St., Lakeville, IN 46536. Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville is assisting the Burkett family with arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com