Paul Burkhart

Born: Sat., Jan. 2, 1937
Died: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018


2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Location: Montpelier - Empire St.

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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Paul Burkhart, 81, of Hillsdale, Michigan passed away Saturday afternoon at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan.  He was born on January 2, 1937 in Continental, Ohio to Virgil S. and Bertha E. (Geren) Burkhart.  Paul graduated from Pioneer High School in 1955, where he enjoyed playing baseball.

Paul was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier.  He was a lifetime farmer in Hillsdale County.  From 1957-1977 he worked on the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Montpelier, starting out as a fireman, then a brakeman and retiring as an engineer.  Paul enjoyed cards, playing poker, travelling, camping with family and was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed sunsets and being outdoors on his porch.  Paul was a member of the Montpelier Moose and the Montpelier Eagles.  

He is survived by his loving companion Brenda J. Britenriker of Hillsdale; children John (Betty) Burkart of Camden, Joe (Cathy) Burkhart of Hillsdale, Cindy (Roger) Pitts of Camden, Cathy (Jim) Sellars of Wyandot, Michigan, Connie (Kelvin) Vincent of Camden and Sherry (Mike Crumley) Kerr of Geneva Alabama; grandchildren, Janelle (Corey) Pritchett, Kevin Burkhart, Jessica (Josh) Butler, Jared (Katey) Burkhart, Joel (Jasmine) Burkhart, Josh Burkhart, Kyle (Amanda) Pitts, Abby (Josh) Alley, Shannon (Joey) Dubowsky, Paul (Lyndsey) Vincent and Casey (Emily) Vincent; great grandchildren, Blake Burkhart, Karmin & Kora Butler, Jade, Jaycie Jordyn & Jaxon Burkhart, Ellie, Robbie & Maggie Burkhart, Kade & Makenna Alley, Kolt Pitts and Paityn & Parker Vincent; sister Linda (Roger) Burris of Bryan; brother Tom (Carolyn) Burkhart of Montpelier; and sister-in-law Loretta Burkhart of Pioneer.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Don and David Burkhart.

Visitation for Paul will be on Wednesday, January 10th from 2-7pm at the Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home on Empire Street in Montpelier.  Mass will be on Thursday at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father David Tscherne to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

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Rhonda & Bruce Heller
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
So very sorry about the loss of your father. Prayers for strength in dealing with your loss.

Keri Croft
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Sending condolences for the loss of your father. He was a great man. I was fortunate to meet him as a kid attending CF, I would periodically run into him around Montpelier and he always would greet me with a smile. He Loved you all and was a proud dad and grandpa. May God comfort you in your sorrow. Hugs~ Keri

Len Pichea
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
Very sorry to hear of the loss of Paul to the entire loving family.
He will no doubt be missed and remembered with loving thoughts.

Daniel and Natalie Pichea
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
We are very sorry to hear of Paul's passing and want to assure the whole family that they will be in our thoughts and prayer's in the days ahead. Paul will be missed and we regret we are in FL at this time and can't give you a hug in person.

Natalie E. Pichea
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018

TABLE BASKET was sent by Dan .

with our love & sympathy Dan & Natalie Pichea Brenda & Dean Burlew Beth & Doug Sanford Laura & Mike Tubbs

philip and christine siebenaler
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Dear Family,,
you have our deepest sympathy, Paul was a good guy and have known him for years and was a neighbor when we grew up by edgerton. saw him recently at bryan medical center and he had smile on his face as usual . he is in our prayers ...
phil and christine siebenaler

Shirley Blancheflower
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. In the bible we find hope and comfort. Jesus said in John 5:28 "the hour is coming in which all those in the graves will hear my voice and come out."

Bill Bondsteel Lexington,Tn.
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
To the Burkhart family. I am very sorry to hear of my friend and classmates passing. We had a lot of good times when we were young. Don ,Paul, and I. Many memories. God bless you all.

Robin Lather
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Praying for comfort and faith for the entire family. May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time.

Raymond and Ila Pitts
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
With our Deepest Sympathy to the loving family of Paul Burkhart. He was a Awesome man. Paul will be missed by everyone. We have had many memories thru the years. Our prayers are with all of you at this time.

Marsha Baker
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear Linda and family - So very sorry about the loss of your dear brother. Praying you sense the Lord's closeness during this time.

Carol and David Stockwell
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
So sorry to read this. He will be missed so much by his family and friends.

Dave & Linda Reitzel
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
Sp sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

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