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“I was deeply saddened by the news of Layton's passing. Layton worked with me at the end of his career at Iowa State and the beginning of mine. I...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Dean McCormick - Ames, IA

“Phyllis, please know that you are in my prayers. Layton was loved by so many people. May God give you the strength at this time. Diane (Poulson)...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Diane James - Humble, TX - Family

“Sending my prayers to you aunt Phyllis. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kaye Root - Glen Allen, VA

“Keeping you in my prayers aunt Phyllis. Uncle Layton was amazing ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Crystal McKinstry - Rapid City, SD

“RIP Uncle Layton, you will be missed by all. Aunt Phyllis, we send prayers of strength to you and all the family! We love you, Dawn and Brad ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dawn and Brad Barnhart - Navarre, OH

“Great manRIP Layton ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Mohammed Homsi - Huxley, IA

“Sympathy to Phyllis and family on Layton's death. Also to his sister, Nyla Good. I will always remember the many hats that the family provided for...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jeanette Duff - Anaheim, CA

“We love you Layton and you will be missed. God Bless ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donna McDermott & family

Layton Burkhart, 80, of Huxley, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at home, in Huxley.

Layton's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:30, Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the Leonard Good Community Center in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service. For online obituary and condolences please visit:

Layton Linn Burkhart was born on July 8, 1936, in Ogden, Iowa, the son of David and Ada (Johnson) Burkhart. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1954.

On October 27, 1954, Layton was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Phyllis Darlene Carter in Ogden. He farmed in Ogden before moving to the Ames area to work as an electrician. Layton finished his career retiring from Iowa State University.

He had many hobbies including lapidary, woodworking, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Layton was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dennis Burkhart, and a great grandson.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Burkhart; son, Raymond Burkhart; two daughters, Terri Hoff (Mike McDonald) and Coralee (Mohamad) Homsi; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Nyla Good.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.