LeRoy Edward Burkin
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LeRoy Edward Burkin

Clyde - LeRoy Edward Burkin, 77, of rural Clyde, died at his home on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, following a period of failing health.

LeRoy was born on December 30, 1943 in Fremont to Lloyd J. and Kathryn M. (Sherman) Burkin. His parents are deceased.

He had been baptised and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clyde, Ohio.

Mr. Burkin was a 1961 graduate of the former Thompson High School. He had served in the Clyde Unit of the Ohio National Guard from 1964-1971.

A life-long farmer, loving his vocation, he also enjoyed spending winters in Florida, camping and playing euchre. His family, especially his grandchildren, were a vocal point in his life.

Farming at his side, was his wife, Shirley (Bishop) Burkin, whom he married on January 28, 1967. She, along with their four children, Douglas (Michele) Burkin of Mentor, Ohio; Valerie (Michael) Barrrett of Clyde; Wendy Cole of Worthington and Craig Burkin of Minneapolis, Minnesota survive. Seven grandchildren, Ashley Burkin; Courtney Burkin; Daniel (Alexis) Barrett; Megan Barrett; Wilson Cole; Carson Cole and Braxson Cole also survive.

LeRoy was preceded in death by an infant brother, Daryl in 1942 and his son-in-law, Steven Cole.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:30 am until the service at 11:00 am at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main Street, Clyde, Ohio. His burial will be private at a later date.

The family suggests that memorial donations, if desired, be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Clyde or Stein Hospice or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: 230E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, Il 60611 or IPF Foundation: 21301 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 320 PMB 226 Estero, Florida 33928.




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Published in News-Messenger from Mar. 10 to Mar. 12, 2021.
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March 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Leroy Burkin family. I knew Leroy since Thompson H S days. He was always was fun to talk to. He was a good family man and will be missed.
Ron Smith
March 12, 2021
To the Burkin family. I have fond memories of Leroy. I worked at the therapy pool at Eden Springs in Green Springs. Leroy was such a kind man. He would sit in the Jacuzzi and I would sit in there with him sometimes and we would talk about many things including his winter stay in Florida. I’m so sorry to hear that he has passed. God Bless to all his loved ones.
Teresa Casey
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March 11, 2021
Shirly Sorry to hear of Leroy's passing You & the Family are in our thoughts & prayers
Carol & Joe Pifher
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