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Robert W. Burklo Sr., age 87, of 325 Touvelle St. in Celina, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1926, to the late Edward and Thelma (Hays) Burklo in Lima.
On March 26, 1949, he married Anne Belle Birch, who died on Oct. 29, 1970.
Survivors include his sons, Robert Jr. and Janie Burklo of Celina, Dave Burklo of Celina, daughters and sons-in-law Bonnie and Jim Coats of Celina, Darrel Regedanz of Celina; 23 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters-in-law; three sisters and one brother-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his daughters and son-in-law Carol and Spiro Tenekenzis, Charlene Regedanz; a brother; and his sister and brother-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Herbert Hummel, officiating.
Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p..m. Wednesday at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina.
Condolences may be left at LHDFuneralHome.com.