Monday, May 20th, 2013
Robert W. Burklo Sr., 87, Celina, passed away at 7:20 a.m. May 19, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Lima, to Edward and Thelma Hays Burklo. On March 26, 1949, he married Anna Belle Birch, who died Oct. 29, 1970.
Survivors include his sons, Robert Jr. (Janie) Burklo and Dave Burklo, all of Celina; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie (Jim) Coats of Celina, Roberta Burklo-Gammon of Rockford, Debra Burklo of Celina, and Darrel Regedanz of Celina; 23 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Martha) Burklo of Elida, Harvey Burklo of Michigan, John (Linda) Burklo of North Carolina, and Clara Burklo of Florence, Ky.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Boyer-Fought of Toledo, Doris (Lee) Rutan of Jackson, Mich., and Donna Mae Edas of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his daughters and son-in-law, Carol (Spiro) Tenekenzis and Charlene Regedanz; his brother, Donald Burklo; and his sister and brother-in-law, Rose Mary (Ivan) Boyer.
He loved to play shuffle board and baseball. He was an avid Reds fan. He was formerly employed at Autolite in Toledo and Goodyear, Parker Hannifin and the fish hatchery, all in St. Marys.
Services are 2 p.m. on Thursday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Herbert Hummel officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.