Gerald "Jerry"-Burkland-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel - Portage

Gerald "Jerry" Allen Burkland

Portage, Indiana

Apr 9, 1954 – Oct 13, 2017

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Billy and Brandi my thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Your dad was a great man and he will forever be missed by all of us. Please hold on to the memories. Love, Judy Connell

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Jerry Elvis was always such a kind man; always willing to lend a hand. He always loved life & enjoyed having a great time dancing. He always would say Miss April, have I got a story for you! His laugh was very contagious & will most definitely be missed. Im glad I had the pleasure to know Jerry. May he rest peacefully now.

My deepest sympathies to all of you. Jerry was an incredible man and friend. He will truly be missed.

So sorry for your loss! "Elvis" was a great guy, always had "a story" for us. And always willing to lend a hand no matter what was going on. Before he moved to Wheatfield, he was always happy to bring us a plate of food when we were working especially his famous jungle food, and, he brought me my first brat ever one time when Holiday Liquors was having one of their customer appreciation days. Love and will miss you my friend. Hugs and prayers to your family.
Barb and...

I hope you have found peace brother, you took a piece of my heart with you. Thanks for the memories and laughs! I love you and will miss you always. By the way thanks for the nickname too!

So saddened to hear of your brother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wrapping my arms around you in comfort my dear friend as there are no words to ease your grief.
Doreene Derenzo


Gerald "Jerry"'s Obituary

GERALD ALLEN “JERRY” BURKLAND, age 63, of Wheatfield, died on Friday, October 13, 2017.  He was born in Gary on April 9, 1954.  Jerry was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #150 and retired from Landscape Pro. 

Jerry is survived by son, LT William Robert Burkland of Alabama;...

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