Pamela Burtz, 71

Pamela Burtz, 71, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Facility in Winner, SD. Funeral service was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10 am at the First Baptist Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Pamela Dayle (Jordan) Burtz, loving wife and mother to three children, lost her long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 71.

Pam was born Jan. 26, 1948 to Theron (Sam) and Norma (June) Jordan. Pam was an only child but grew up surrounded by the love of her cousins and friends.

In 1965, she was crowned Homecoming Princess of Winner High School and later attended college at Northern State University. She spent time as a country school teacher and later dedicated time and love to her clients at the South Central Adjustment Training Center.

In 1971, Pam wed the love of her life, Allen Burtz. To this union they we blessed with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Pam was vivacious, quick witted, and compassionate. Through the ups and downs of 48 years, Allen never left her side, even as she slowly forgot the world around her.

Pam was the lady who would talk to strangers standing in line at the grocery store, the lady who took 8 hours to pick out a couch, and the lady who threw her entire self into her children. She never missed a ball game, theater performance, horse show, or school event. She braved the road teaching her kids to drive, and she made sure they always had a good book in front of them.

Pam was a gifted piano player from a young age and volunteered her talents to the First Baptist Church for many years. She loved gardening, reading, volunteering, and playing Pitch with her friends. She also was an excellent baker with a wide range of culinary tastes.

Pam was known for having a way with words. She wrote yearly Christmas cards that were always eloquent and creative. Pam had a sharp wit and a quick tongue (usually directed toward Allen) and always knew how to make you laugh.

Pam is preceded in death by her parents Sam and June Jordan.
She is survived by her husband Allen; son Justin (Julie) and their children Leighton and Bennett of Denver, CO; son Nathan and his children Dalton, Sylvia and Sierra of Rapid City, SD; and daughter Emily (Noe) Hernandez of Las Vegas, NV.

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