Roy Donald Burbrink

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Roy Donald Burbrink, 64, Plymouth, passed away at 2:26 a.m. Aug. 13, 2013, at Florida Memorial Hospital, Daytona, Fla.
Born Oct. 16, 1948, in Seymour, he was the son of Donald C. and Ora Krumme Burbrink. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1961 and his father in 2010.
Survivors include his son, Joseph Roy Burbrink, and his former wife, Lynda Buffington Burbrink, both of Flagler Beach, Fla.; two sisters and a brother, Ruth Ann (Tom) Gallant and Mark Burbrink, both of Columbus, and Carol Beth (Ned) Jerabek of Santa Fe, N.M.; stepmother, Ruth Fiesbeck Burbrink of Columbus; and a stepsister, Julie Malson, and stepbrother, Tom (Lisa) Burns, both of Columbus. Roy cherished his nine nieces and nephews and his five great-nieces and great-nephews.
Roy attended and graduated from St. Peter's Lutheran Grade School, Columbus High School, Indiana University and University of Michigan Law School. He attended Calvary Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Through the years, he served as elder, Sunday school teacher, Bethel Series leader and Lifelight leader. When called upon, he even delivered a sermon or two. He also served as a reconciler for the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Roy practiced law in Plymouth since 1976. As the years went by, his focus increased toward trusts and probate. His Christian faith and beliefs were at the core of his legal activity. On many occasions, he helped individuals and families dealing with hardship and grief. Upon his death, he was practicing in his law firm of Burbrink and Clemons P.C.
Roy had many interests. He enjoyed reading, cooking, camping, traveling and attending concerts and sporting events, especially the Cubs and University of Michigan games. In recent years, spending quality family time in Florida with Joe and Lynda was his greatest joy.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Jonesville with the Rev. Edgar Keinath officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Lutheran Worship for Shut-ins, Crosslife Ministries or .
Published in Tribune from Aug. 24 to Aug. 28, 2013
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