In Memory

Don Burkhalter - Class Of 1952

Don Burkhalter

Don “Burkie” Burkhalter, 83, of Delphi, passed away on Nov. 22, 2017 at IU Health in Lafayette. He was born on Feb. 25, 1934 in Clinton County, Indiana to the late Eugene Alfred “Jack” and Augusta “Gus” (Marshall) Burkhalter.

He was a 1952 graduate of Delphi High School and had served in the Army National Guard.

He married Elsie M. Brehmer on Oct. 19, 1952 at the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi. She preceded him on Sept 11, 2014.

Mr. Burkhalter retired after 39 years from Globe Valve Manufacturing where he was chief manufacturing engineer.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi, Indiana Coca Cola Assoc., and the Alcohol Beverage Board. He had served as trustee and secretary-treasurer for the I.O.O.F., and served on the Delphi Parks Board and as a former Delphi City Judge.

Donald enjoyed playing Euchre, coin collecting and refinishing furniture. He was an avid Purdue and Boston Celtics and Red Sox fan. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports and getting together for his families’ monthly dinners.

He is survived by his children: Lisa Cook (Jeff) of Delphi, Brent Burkhalter (Sally) of Lafayette, Amy Adams of Delphi; Daughter-in-law, Sandy Burkhalter of Attica; Siblings: Sue Penn (Bill) of Delphi, Max Burkhalter (comp: Linda) of Estes Park, CO, Mary DeFord (Francis) of Delphi, Robert Burkhalter (Shirley) of Kokomo; 13 grandchildren: Ashley, Kelli, Shannon, Brandon, Allison, Aaron, Mark, Quincy, Madeline, Carter, Keeton, Preston, and Gavin; 13 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded by his parents and son, Bruce and sister, Janice M. Burkhalter.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Todd Ladd officiating. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Burkie’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association.