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Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday January 28th, 2022
2:00pm - 7:00pm

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Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday January 29th, 2022

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Dennis E. Burkholder

Dennis E. Burkholder, age 66, of Wauseon, Ohio, went to be with His Lord Tuesday afternoon, January 25, 2022. He was born November 12, 1955 in Wauseon, Ohio to Harold Stanley and Phyllis Jeanette (Frazier) Burkholder. Dennis was a 1974 graduate of Delta High School and was class president for 3 years. He loved playing basketball for the Delta Panthers. On June 21, 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Karen Jean Calaway, in Delta.

Dennis was very active in his church, serving as trustee, Sunday School superintendent, president of church council, as well as always willing to help out with the many projects around church. Dennis was employed by Triton Trailers LLC in Delta and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends. Dennis adored his grandkids and was so proud of his 3 sons. He will be overwhelmingly missed by his beloved wife of over 46 years, Karen; sons, Brandon (Jonessa) Burkholder, Blake (Sarah) Burkholder and Brock (Samantha) Burkholder; grandchildren, Maggie, Ben, Gracen and Cecelia; mother, Phyllis Burkholder; siblings, Dave (Judy) Burkholder, Dan (Sandy) Burkholder, Del Burkholder, DeAnn (Larry) Frey; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and Mike Phillips; as well as many cherished nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Tony Burkholder, niece, Sarah Burkholder; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Arlene Calaway; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Gary Koppenhofer and his nephew, Steve Koppenhofer.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 28th from 2 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St. in Delta. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the church, where visitation will be one hour prior, with Pastor Matthew Voyer STS presiding. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Roof Fund or the American Cancer Society.

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dennis. My condolences to the Burkholder family

Owen Keller Jan 31 2022 3:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Burkholder

Mr. Terry Smallman and Dr. Christine Smallman Jan 30 2022 10:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers 💗

Cindy garbers prater Jan 30 2022 5:43 AM

So sorry to hear of Dennis passing.
My prayers are with all of the Burkholder family.🙏🏼🌹

Debi Schoettley Jan 29 2022 9:02 PM

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed playing softball with Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers for the Burkholder family🙏😥.

Dennis & Judy Loar - Frederic, Mich Jan 28 2022 5:48 PM

So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Burkholder family.

Rob Keller Jan 28 2022 9:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Burkholder

Bob & Carol Cain - Delta, Ohio Jan 27 2022 7:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Burkholder

Cyndi Haley Jan 27 2022 5:09 PM

My sympathies to the entire Burkholder family. Dennis fought the good fight. I have fond memories of him from high school and he will always hold a special place in my heart. He was good and honorable man. He is now out of pain and has moved on. May he Rest In Peace and may the memories of Dennis help his family in their time of grief.

Rennae Ward Jan 27 2022 1:52 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Dennis passing away!Dennis was a very good caring person as is Karen the Burkholder family are really good people!So sad what they have been going through !Heaven is getting a great soul!God bless Karen and the whole family!

Jim Mann Jan 27 2022 11:02 AM

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