Ocala - Matthew John Burckhardt, Matty, 33, Ocala, Florida passed away on May 16th, 2021 in West Marion Hospital in Ocala, Florida.
Matthew was born in West Allis, Wisconsin to Brett and Debra Burckhardt on June 5th, 1987. He went to high school at Lake Weir High school and graduated in 2005. He went on to earn a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science, Business and organizational management and public safety administration specialization from Central Florida. He worked at JR Plastics for five years. He was also a United States Marine for five years. He enjoyed golf, PlayStation, and his family. He has received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon(2), Iraq Campaign medal(with one bronze service star), Sea service deployment ribbon, and Navy Meritorious unit commendation.
Matthew is survived by his wife, Charmaine Burckhardt, his daughter, Braelyn Burckhardt, his father and mother, Brett and Debra Burckhardt, and sister, Tiffany Burckhardt.
Funeral service will be held at Roberts of Ocala Downtown Chapel, 606 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34471 on Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. with Reverend Brian Till of Church of Hope officiating. Burial will follow at Highlands Memorial Cemetery, 1515 NE 3rd St., Ocala, FL, 34470. Visitation will be held at Roberts of Ocala Downtown Chapel on Friday, May 28th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Cremations Downtown Chapel will be handling the funeral arrangements.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to James Wear and David Desantis.
Matthew was an amazing husband and father. He strived to put his family first and provide the best for them. He touched so many people's lives on such personal levels with such relatability. People gravitated to him with ease, he made people feel like they were best friends and they may have met five minutes ago. He was such an intelligent person, relatable, easy to talk to, and just a genuine person. He is so loved and will be missed terribly.
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Published by Ocala Star-Banner from May 25 to May 26, 2021.