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Bertrum "Herky" Burkett

April 18, 1957 — January 24, 2024

Des Moines

Bertrum "Herky" Burkett, 66, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. A celebration of life will be held on February 2, 2024, at Hendersons Funeral & Cremation Care from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  

Herky grew up in Des Moines where he attended East High School. He enjoyed playing sport and watching sports.

Those left to cherish his memories are his father Odell Jenkins; daughter Herisha Burkett; son Davon Smith; grandchildren DreShon Frazier, Aniya Hickman, Alontae Butts, Alyzea Smith, and Daimaeja Smith; siblings Steven (Ronesha) Garrett, Johnita (Romelle) Slaughter, Marc Jenkins, and Chester (Thelma) Fugate Jr.; many nieces and nephews; many cousins; and close friends.

Herky was preceded in death by his mother Barbara Jenkins and brother Robert Smith.

Henderson Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Herky and his family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bertrum "Herky" Burkett, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, February 2, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

3500 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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