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Roger W. Burkhart

April 19, 2013

    Roger W. Burkhart, 66, of Decatur, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Adams Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness over the last year.
    Roger was born Thursday, August 1, 1946, in Decatur, to the late Charles F. and Helen M. (Stewart) Burkhart.
    He married Harriet S. Bercot on March 1, 1986, at Decatur Church of God; she survives in Decatur.
    Roger was a member of the Salem Community Church and was a lifelong farmer in the Salem area.
    Among survivors are a brother, Melvin (Sharon) Burkhart of Decatur; sister, Pat Lenhart of Woodland Hills, Calif.; six nieces, Audra (Gregg) Snyder, Melanie (Neal) Blythe, Cheryl Lenhart, Michelle (Dan) Lewis, Marie (Bill) Barge, and Kathy (Greg) Biggers; three nephews, Matt (Julie) Burkhart, Craig Lenhart, and Linn (Diana) Burkhart; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
    Roger was preceded in death by a brother, John Burkhart.
    Visitation will be from noon-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home. Visitation will also be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, at Salem Community Church.
    Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, also at the church, with Rev. Roy Nevil officiating.
    Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in rural Berne.
    Preferred memorials are to Salem Community Church or the Adams County Community Foundation Angel Fund.
    Online condolences may be made at

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