David Burtman

July 13, 1939 – Dec. 15, 2016

David Johan Burtman of

Mesa, AZ, passed away

December 15, 2016, at the

age of 77.  He was born

July 13, 1939, in Wil-

drose, North Dakota, to

Joseph Olney and Blanche

[Hanson] Burtman.  David

was married to Ardella

Skarphol, August 12,

1961, and they raised one

daughter, Shelly.  David

loved growing up on the

farm and he had an affini-

ty for the outdoors and

outdoor activities such as

hunting (especially with

dogs) , biking, and golfing.

However, most important

to him were his family

and serving God by help-

ing others.  David was em-

ployed in various fields

throughout his lifetime,

working in the field of

education as a teacher, in

the heavy equipment in-

dustry as an oil lab

manager and service

manager for Butler

Machinery, a Caterpillar

dealer in Bismarck-Minot,

ND, and as a truck driver

for various coast-to-coast

trucking companies.

David is survived by

his beloved wife of 55

years, Ardella Burtman;

daughter Shelly (Zerben)

Badeaux; brothers, Jim

(Jill), Don (Glenda) and

Jerald Burtman, as well as

numerous nieces and