Robert D. Burkmier, Sr.

1943 - 2019

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Robert D. Burkmier Sr., 76, of Findlay passed away at his residence, surrounded by his family, on June 28, 2019 at 10:55 pm after a yearlong battle with cancer. Robert was born on March 6, 1943, in Fostoria to the late Edward C. Burkmier and Mary (Morris) Burkmier. On Sept. 5, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart Susan Chapa and she survives. He is also survived by two children: Robert D. (Shari) Burkmier, Jr., and Anna M.K. Johnson, both of Findlay; five grandchildren: Colton Hills, Shawn (Serina) Burkmier, Jennifer Burkmier, Andrew Burkmier, and Alaina Johnson; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella "Bella" Burkmier. He is also survived by three sisters: Joann K. (Danny) Warner of Findlay, Judith Ann (Dan) Felkner of Arlington, TN, and Beverly A. (Charles) Hammond-Smith of Fostoria. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, James Montgomery Palmer; and his brothers: Edward C. Burkmier, William J. Burkmier, and Roger Burkmier; and great-nephew, Danny Warner III. Robert was a 1961 graduate of Findlay High School and Terra Technical College. He worked at the Whirlpool Corporation as a millwright until his retirement. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1961-1965. He loved spending time with his family, children, great-nephews, and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and working on many projects in his workshop. He was a co-founder of the Arcadia Soccer Club, a certified FIFA soccer referee, and played an integral part in the establishment of the Black Swamp Soccer League. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridge Hospice of Findlay, Cancer Patient Services (Hancock County), or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be sent via

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  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Tuesday, July 2nd 2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Visitation:

    Tuesday, July 2nd 2019 - 4:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Burkmier family
Date :Saturday, June 29th 2019
From : Pessell family
Our sincere sympathies on the passing of Mr. B. He will be missed. Great memories remain.

To : Burkmier Family
Date :Sunday, June 30th 2019
From : Megan and Joe
Sorry for Your loss, love and prayers to the entire Burkmier Family. Also Bob and Shari sorry for the loss of your beloved dog Oreo.

To : Burkmier Family
Date :Sunday, June 30th 2019
From : Zamudio Family
Sorry for your loss. Prayers to your entire family. May the Lord comfort and keep you safe.

To : Burkmier Family
Date :Sunday, June 30th 2019
From : Kate Moreno
Prayers of comfort and peace for all. Would like to thank you for your service. We shared a lot of laughs, R.I.P. my friend

To : Anna Johnson
Date :Sunday, June 30th 2019
From : Michelle Silver
I’m so sorry for this enormous loss and the pain that you and your family are enduring at this time. I pray that you will all find comfort in knowing that he is at peace, breathing comfortably and watching over you from a much better place. ((Hugs))

To : Birrkmier Family
Date :Monday, July 1st 2019
From : Becky Freeman
So for your loss your in my prayers. God Bless you all.

To : Burkmier family
Date :Monday, July 1st 2019
From : David Stein
my deepest condolences to your whole family,Mr.B was a great man and will be missed dearly.god-bless and prayers to you all.

To : Sue and Burkmier Family
Date :Tuesday, July 2nd 2019
From : Al and Alice Wilmsmeyer
Sue and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers and may the wonderful memories that you have help to sustain you as you reflect on them. We pray for God's peace to bring you comfort.

To : Burkmier Family 3
Date :Tuesday, July 2nd 2019
From : Tahnee Michael Bear Jenkins
I am so sorry. Prayers for comfort and peace in this time of sorrow.

To : Colton Hills
Date :Tuesday, July 2nd 2019
From : Sid and Bev Kelly
Colton, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Grand Father. Sid and Bev Kelly

To : Sue and family
Date :Tuesday, July 2nd 2019
From : Tom Kaylene Mellinger
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

To : Robert Burkmire family
Date :Wednesday, July 3rd 2019
From : Richard and Tracy Benner Family
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Bob . I worked with him at whirlpool and he was a great man . He will be dearly missed. Semper Fi my brother, 😪

To : Susan Burkmier
Date :Friday, July 5th 2019
From : Anita Ewing
So sorry to hear of your loss.I think of you often. Prayers to you and your family.

To : Bob Burkmier Jr family
Date :Wednesday, July 10th 2019
From : Tammy Colvin
Bob, Shari and family, I was very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Having lost both my parents, I know the pain you’re going through. Wish I could tell you that the pain goes away, but it doesn’t. You just learn to adjust to things being different. Hold on tightly to your mom because she’s going to need your strength right now. Prayers going up for your entire family for peace and comfort. God bless you!