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Burkhart, Merl R. (4/1/2018)

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Merl R. Burkhart, 87, of Perrysville, died peacefully Sunday evening, April 1, 2018 at his home after a short illness. Merl was born May 17, 1930 in Polk, the son of the late John Austin and Goldie Marie (Hostetler) Burkhart. He was a US Navy veteran serving on the carrier USS Coral Sea. Merl was a driver for Wenham Transportation, Steubenville for 30 years retiring in 2006. He also served 30 years as a Hanover Township Trustee retiring in 2006. For 45 years Merl opened, closed and maintained the Memorial Shrine at Mohican Memorial Forest on State Route 97. He loved fishing and trapping and was proud to be an “outdoorsman”. He was a member of Pine Run Church of God, Teamsters Local 428, Steubenville; American Legion Post 257; a life member of VFW Post 8586; and a member of the USS Coral Sea Association.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Lee (Lifer) Burkhart, whom he married July 20, 1979; 4 sons, Thomas (Jan) Burkhart of Jeromesville, John (Vicki) Burkhart of Loudonville, Clayton (Bonnie) Burkhart of Shreve, and Merl Wesley (Chris) Burkhart of Rock Hill, SC; one step-son, Ray Armstrong of Sugarcreek; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Burkhart of Perrysville; and two sisters, Shirley Boyer and Margaret Weatherbee , both of Loudonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Dorothy Burkhart, 3 brothers, Glen, George and William Burkhart, and 2 sisters, Edna Stover and Beverly Jenkins.

Celebration of Life services will be held at a later date, and as per Merl’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Burial will be in McFall Cemetery, Hanover Township. Memorial contributions may be given to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Past Obituaries
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Burkhart, Merl R. (4/1/2018)

Bowman, Jennifer M. (4/4/2018)

Cowen, Lois (2/28/2018)

Cates, Franklin D. (3/17/2018)

Dawson, Cheryl Jean (3/20/2018)

Ellis, Mary Kathleen (3/13/2018)

Good, Jack J. (3/17/2018)

Haudenschild, Shirley M. (4/6/2018)

Kochera, Andrew I. (3/25/2018)

Niebel, Daniel R. (3/20/2018)

Poole, Twin Infant (3/4/2018)

Petricig, Bruno M. (3/4/2018)

Pudlish, Joseph A. (3/18/2018)

Rohrbaugh, Mabel M. (3/28/2018)

Weatherbee Jr., Harold E. (3/9/2018)

Wickham, Gale S. (3/21/2018)

 
 
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