Russell Burkhardt

September 17th, 1921 to June 1st, 2013
Russell C. Burkhardt, 91, of Lakeport, MI, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 surrounded by his family.

He was born September 17, 1921 in New Baltimore, MI.

Russell was a Navy veteran of World War II performing duties as a Coxswain. He was a member of the American Legion Post 416. He worked as a produce manager and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, spending time with his family and had a special love for his dogs.

Russ will be sadly missed by his sister, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Pockett of Croswell, MI; daughters, Linda Baker (Ray) of Shelby Township, MI; Catherine Day (Eric) of Ypsilanti Township, MI; Judy Zola

of Scottsdale, AZ; and seven grandchildren, Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, of 18 years..

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Burtchville Township Cemetery. Visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or wishes of the family.

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