Jan Burkholder RM3 USS VANCE DER387

In Memory of
Jan M. Burkholder
July 11, 1947 - April 11, 2011

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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home
3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI 48356 | 248-889-1500

BURKHOLDER, Jan M., Age 63, of White Lake, Michigan, born on July 11, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan passed away on April 11, 2011 peacefully in his home surrounded by his family.

Loving husband of Margaret Burkholder for 37 years;

Beloved father of Rebecca (Lucas) Liedel, Rachel (John) Walraven, and Allison Burkholder;

Cherished grandfather of Braxton, Gavigan, Padraig, Jameson, Kelsie, and Karlie; Dear friend of Michael McFarland;

Jan is also survived by sister Lynn Jackola;
Jan attended Edsel Ford High School before joining the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Vance from 1964-1970.

Following his time in the Navy, he began his life long career in Real Estate as a Broker/Realtor.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday April 14, 2011 beginning at 9:00 am until the Mass time at 10:00 am, at Church of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church 3700 North Harvey Lake Road Highland, Michigan.

Family Will Receive Friends on Wednesday April 13, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 5:00 pm, at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home 3295 East Highland Road Highland, Michigan 48356.

Memorials appreciated to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. To share an everlasting memorial please visit www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com

Published in The Oakland Press from April 12 to April 13, 2011

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Guest Book Entries made by the crew

April 19, 2011
I served with Jan as a Radioman on the USS VANCE. We had many good times in those years. I saw Jan in 2010 at our ships reunion. This was the first time I had seen him in over 40 years. For that short visit I am grateful.

My prayers are with the family tonight.

Fair winds, Jan.

~ Joseph Betters, West Harwich, Massachusetts
April 19, 2011
I also was a shipmate of Jan's on the USS VANCE. He was a very fun loving man and worked very hard everyday. It was a pleasure for him and his wife to join us at our last reunion. We all will miss him and carry many memories forward. May God bless him and keep him.

~ Robert Howey, Jacksonville, Florida
April 22, 2011
I Was on the Vance with Jan I was glad to see him last year. I'm very sorry to here he pasted away

~ Gary Guinn

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