Carl Burkholder, 72, of US 68 N., Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after a six month illness.
He was born September 9, 1948, in Bremen, Indiana, a son of the late Joseph Jr. and Fannie (Slabaugh) Burkholder.
On May 1, 1969, he married Rosetta Miller and she preceded him in death in 2017. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters: Edith (Ammon) Hochstetler, Ward (Verda) Burkholder, Earl (Esther) Burkholder, Ray (Lorene) Burkholder, Owen (Susie) Burkholder, Ruth Ann (Mel) Miller and Wayne (Fern) Burkholder.
He is survived by his ten children: Ann Marie (Joseph) Miller of Houstonia, MO, Nathan Burkholder of Jackson, OH, Philip (Eleanor) Burkholder of Jackson, OH, Janet (James) Miller of Huntsville, OH, Thomas (Susan) Burkholder of Rushsylvania, OH, Rachel (Timothy) Gingerich of Jackson, OH, Amelia (Leroy) Weaver of Sarasota, FL, Abigail (Elvin) Kropf of Harrisburg, OR, Micah Burkholder of Rushsylvania, and Bethany Burkholder of Amarillo, TX; twenty even grandchildren; three sisters, Sylvia (Emery) Chupp, Fern (Mervin) Miller, Linda (Kenneth) Menzie and three sisters-in-law, Esther (Ora) Miller, Susie (Dietrich) Fehr and Fern Burkholder.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Steven Coblentz residence in Belle Center, Ohio, where Bishop David Yoder will officiate the funeral service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Burial will be in the Belle Center Amish Cemetery.
The Burkholder family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the many prayers and words of encouragement during this time.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Belle Center is honored to serve the Burkholder family.