December 30, 2011
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/2/2012 16:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/3/2012 11:00:00
Gertrude I. Burkhalter, age 95, resident of Sandusky, Ohio and former Willard resident, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky, Ohio. She was born on February 25, 1916 in Willard, Ohio to the late Albert and Carrie (Ebinger) Smith and had been a Willard resident the majority of her life. Mrs. Burkhalter was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning, reading and baking.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula (Tomas) Flores of Sandusky; three grandchildren, Kathy (Ron) Kaman of Sandusky; Robert (Susan) Wright of Huron; and Randy Wright of Sandusky; two great grandchildren, Shawn Kaman of Sandusky; and Eric (Christine) Kaman of Sandusky; a sister-in-law, Margaret Smith of Willard; and a brother-in-law, Tom (Cheryl) Burkhalter of Fredricksburg, VA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins in the Willard and Shelby area.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Burkhalter in April of 1986; and two brothers, Raymond and Harold Smith.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Monday, January 2, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Roger Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Stein Hospice of Sandusky. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I just heared about your mom.I know you will miss her.God Bless you and family.
My childhood memories of Gertie are when she & Pud could come to our house on the weekends & we would play cards or Yahtzee. We would sometimes get to laughing so hard and wouldn’t even know what we were laughing about!! Those were fun, simple times. I’m so glad I had them both in our lives. She was always pleasant & smiling. Her memory lives on. My condolences to the family.
To the Family of Gertrude Burkhalter:
May you find comfort from family and friends during this difficult time. Treasure the wonderful memories you have made over the years with your Mother/Grandmother/Great-Grandmother and hold them close in your heart. She will be shining down on all of you as she strolls hand-in-hand with her dear Husband in the heavens above. You are in our prayers.
Jay and Paulette Ewell and Family
I am so sorry for your loss, Paula. Your mom was so loved by all of you and also by her neices and nephews. She was always there for all of our family gatherings and always with a smile on her face for all of us.
Your dad is smiling, and so happy to have her home with him.
May all your memories give you strength to get thru the times ahead.
Dear Paula & Tom & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
We are sorry that we aren’t able to be there.
We will always remember the great times together with your Mom.
Ken & Sherry Casa Grande AZ