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Dan Burkhartsmeier Retires, But Will Not Be Forgotten

By Staff | Jul 31, 2015

Dan Burkhartsmeier will walk quietly into the sunset, retiring after 31 years and two months at the post office in Rugby. He is doing so without fanfare, because that is how he wanted it: A modest person who did not want the added attention, who just wanted to end his career as he started it by putting in a hard, honest day’s work. After thousands of miles of carrying bills, letters, notes from loved ones, thank you cards and condolences on hot days, freezing days, sunny and rainy days, he made his last round on Thursday.

If a person is measured by what your fellow workers think about you then “Super D”, as he is affectionately called, is truly something special. His fellow workers described “Super D” as a person that exemplifies what a good postal carrier should be. Other sentiments about him were, “He will be missed by all of us here; the community will miss Dan, everyone likes him; and Dan is the nicest person.” As the accolades continued pouring out, he did what he has always done, he prepared for his last day on the job with the dedication of a person who believes a job worth doing is worth doing well.

Dan, you will be missed.

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