Kenneth E. Burbrink, 93, Columbus (Jonesville), went to be with his Lord early Sunday morning, June 10, 2012, at home with his family surrounding his bedside.
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Following his graduation from Purdue University in 1940, Mr. Burbrink taught vocational agriculture in Moral Township for two years, operated the family farm for 26 years and was a life insurance professional for 38 years. He was a lifetime member of Seymour First Nazarene, where he served as a church board member, Sunday school superintendent and most recently as a teacher of senior adults until 2011. He served his country for 15 years, having served during World War II, and was honorably discharged at the rank of captain from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Born Nov. 7, 1918, at the residence where he died, he was the son of Carl and Pearl Wampler Burbrink. He married Ruth June Busby on Nov. 7, 1942, at the U.S. Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., and this year, they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Survivors include his best friend and wife, June; his daughter, Jane (Don) Dunnington; his son, Curtis L. (Jerri) Burbrink; six grandsons, Deron (Deawn) Dunnington, Jason Dunnington, Kevin (Alisha) Dunnington, Justin (Laura) Burbrink, Jerad Burbrink and Joel (Becky) Burbrink; 12 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Luca, Petra, Henry and George Dunnington, and Beau, Brayden, Brooklyn, Brock, Kingen and Ava June Burbrink.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Meredith, who died in infancy.
Pastors Steve Greene, Joel Burbrink and Don Dunnington will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Seymour First Nazarene. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with military graveside honors.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the church.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seymour First Church of the Nazarene, Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or to the Burbrink Dunnington Ministry Endowed Scholarship at Olivet Nazarene University.
Arrangements were handled by Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre.
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Published in Tribune from June 12 to June 16, 2012