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ROGER W. BURKHART, 66, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital following an extended illness over the last year. Born Thursday, Aug. 1, 1946, in Decatur, he was a son of the late Charles F. Burkhart and Helen M. (Stewart) Burkhart. He married Harriet S. Bercot on March 1, 1986 at Decatur Church of God. Roger was a member of the Salem Community Church and was a lifelong farmer in the Salem, Ind. area. Surviving are his wife, Harriet S. Burkhart of Decatur; brother, Melvin (Sharon) Burkhart of Decatur; sister, Pat Lenhart of Woodland Hills, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, Audra (Gregg) Snyder, Matt (Julie) Burkhart, Melanie (Neal) Blythe, Cheryl Lenhart, Craig Lenhart, Michelle (Dan) Lewis, Linn (Diana) Burkhart, Marie (Bill) Barge, and Kathy (Greg) Biggers; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Burkhart. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Salem Community Church, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Roy Nevil officiating. Friends will also be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home of Decatur. Interment will follow service in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, rural Berne. Preferred memorials to Salem Community Church or the Adams County Community Foundation Angel Fund.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 19, 2013