Gretchen G. Burkhardt Kalamazoo Age 69, died unexpectedly March 2, 2013 at her home. She was born August 20, 1943 in Sheboygan, WI the daughter of John and Mary Ellen (Carlson) Dulmes. Learn more about Gretchen, view her Life Story film, and share in some food and refreshments with her family and friends on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler - Kalamazoo; 800-822-7594. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 11:00 AM at St. Monica Catholic Church (534 West Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo). Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery; Kalamazoo. Gretchen was preceded in death by 2 siblings: Judith Jaeger and Garrett Dulmes. Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Dr. Thomas B. Burkhardt; 4 sons: Dr. Joseph (Jenny) Burkhardt, Matthew (Erika) Burkhardt, Brian Burkhardt (Lauren Fitch) and Jason (Angela) Burkhardt; 9 grandchildren: Jessie, Jillian, Jake, Jenna, Ashlin, Makayla, Kaia, Tanner and Aiden; 2 siblings: Mary Jo (Ken) Lensmeyer, and Dirk (Linda) Dulmes. Please visit Gretchen's personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can read her Life Story, archive a memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. Memorial donations may be directed to the Caring Network.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 5, 2013