Fred Albert Burzloff peacefully joined his Savior in Heaven on Wednesday, March 27th, in Lodi, |
California at the age of 86.
Fred was born on June 26, 1926 in Anamoose, North Dakota and also attended school there. He left home when he was young, worked throughout the west and later joined the army. The army sent him to Korea where he served as a longshoreman distributing supplies.
After leaving the Army, Fred attended auto mechanics school. He owned and operated a service station in Lodi, California, then went to work for Weil Motors before starting his own Servpro carpet cleaning business. He did this successfully until he retired.
On February 10th 1961, Fred married the love of his life, Vella Schramm. They spent their lives together trying always to serve God. Fred was a sweet, loving husband to his wife and a wonderful father & Poppi.
He served as a children's Sunday school teacher for over 25 years and as a mentor to other men. Fred desired that everyone come to know Jesus Christ as their own Savior and was a charter member of Quail Lakes Baptist Church and a long-time member of Temple Baptist Church.
Fred was known for his orange trees that produced delicious oranges. He enjoyed reading & studying God's word, gardening, tinkering around the yard and taking care of, and enjoying his grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Beth Lawson and her husband Robert of Lodi; Cara Morris and her husband Perry of Galt. He is also survived by his sister, Leone Weibe of Lodi; five grandchildren: Ian, Hilary and Luke Lawson of Lodi; Nathan Morris of Galt; and Laura Morris of Pacific City, Oregon.
Fred is preceded in death by his loving wife, Vella Burzloff; father, Albert Burzloff and mother, Anna Heitzman; brothers, Clarence Burzloff and Julius Burzloff; sisters, Lillian Hein and Lorraine Cantrell.
A graveside service will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 & Harney Lane in Lodi on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, CA 95242.
Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Mar. 30 to Apr. 6, 2013