LeRoy Edward Burkin, 77, of rural Clyde, died at his home on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, following a period of failing health.
LeRoy was born on December 30, 1943 in Fremont to Lloyd J. and Kathryn M. (Sherman) Burkin. His parents are deceased.
He had been baptised and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Mr. Burkin was a 1961 graduate of the former Thompson High School. He had served in the Clyde Unit of the Ohio National Guard from 1964-1971.
A life-long farmer, loving his vocation, he also enjoyed spending winters in Florida, camping and playing euchre. His family, especially his grandchildren, were a vocal point in his life.
Farming at his side, was his wife, Shirley (Bishop) Burkin, whom he married on January 28, 1967. She, along with their four children, Douglas (Michele) Burkin of Mentor, Ohio; Valerie (Michael) Barrrett of Clyde; Wendy Cole of Worthington and Craig Burkin of Minneapolis, Minnesota survive. Seven grandchildren, Ashley Burkin; Courtney Burkin; Daniel (Alexis) Barrett; Megan Barrett; Wilson Cole; Carson Cole and Braxson Cole also survive.
LeRoy was preceded in death by an infant brother, Daryl in 1942 and his son-in-law, Steven Cole.
Visitation will be on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:30 am until the service at 11:00 am at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main Street, Clyde, Ohio. His burial will be private at a later date.
The family suggests that memorial donations, if desired, be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Clyde or Stein Hospice or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: 230E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, Il 60611 or IPF Foundation: 21301 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 320 PMB 226 Estero, Florida 33928.
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