Burton was a long-time member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and Lutheran Laymen’s League and served as Zone 6 chairman. He proudly served our country in the United State Naval Reserves active duty and was a member of the Utica American Legion. He was on the Centennial Board of Education for 16 years, the Waco Co-Op Board for many years, held church offices and was on the Centennial Foundation Board.
He was a lifelong farmer raising crops, cattle and hogs and he was the State Director for York County for Pork Producers and member of York County Feeders Association. He spent many years as a 4-H leader, baseball and softball coach and umpire.
Burton is survived by his wife Joan of Utica, his son Allan (Julie) Hoffschneider of Waco, his children Aftan (Travis) Reinsch and their children Hazel and Fox of Lincoln, NE; Tara (Dan) Krupicka and their children Lilah and Baker of North Platte, NE, Reesa (Jayson) Vice and their children Coban and Willa of York, his son Scott (Jennifer) Hoffschneider of Arlington, NE and their children Jacob (Emilee) Hoffschneider and their children Dallas and Savannah of Minden, NE, Ellen (Alex) Richardson and daughter Lenora of Chatsworth, GA, Judson Hoffschneider (fiancé Sara Marlatt) of Omaha, NE, daughter Lori (Wayne) Bruns of Waco and their children Elle (Jared) Biffar of Seward, NE, Caleb Bruns of Lincoln and his daughter Roxanne of Colorado, Keziah Bruns of Waco, daughter-in-law Sherry Hoffschneider of Utica and children Rebecca Hoffschneider of Lincoln, Rachel and James Hoffschneider both of Utica, son Kevin (Jill) Hoffschneider of Burwell and their children Chase and Emma Hoffschneider both of Lincoln. He is also survived by his sister Marlyce (Gerald) Seaman of Oviedo FL and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law HR and Bertha Blum, and his son Todd Hoffschneider.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waco with the Reverend Matthew Mau officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waco. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday with the family greeting friends from 4-6 p.m., all at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to Lutheran Hour Ministries, Mission Central, Orphan Grain Train or St John’s Lutheran Church.