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Robert Louis Burkhart, 76, of Columbus, died unexpectedly at 6:17a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at his residence.
Bob retired from Cummins Engine Company after 40 years of service. He loved the outdoors and antiques. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. Bob was a lifetime member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
The funeral mass will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Clem Davis officiating. Friends and family may call from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Burkhart family at barkesweaverglick.com.
Bob was born on February 22, 1941 to the late John and Hilda Thrine Burkhart in Greensburg, IN.
On October 7, 1967 he married Betty Striecker at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, children; James Burkhart, Julie (Rick) Risley, Jeff Burkhart, all of Columbus, Justin Burkhart of Portland, OR., grandchildren; Yates Burkhart, Emma Risley, Claire Risley, Adeline Risley, siblings; Richard Burkhart, Stella Vanderpohl, Russell (Betty) Burkhart, Ralph Burkhart, Paul (Patty) Burkhart, Thelma (Dawn) Griewe, Rita (Larry) Dickman, Margie (Bill) Eldridge, all of Greensburg, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
Published on August 21, 2017
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