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Leon Burkey

    Leon L. Burkey, 89, Howe, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Simi Valley, Calif.

    He was born March 16, 1925, in LaGrange, County, to William and Hilda (Wolf) Burkey.

    He worked at Kirsch of Sturgis, Mich., until retiring in 1981.  He previously attended the First Church of God in LaGrange.    

    He was married March 14, 1945, in LaGrange, to Blanche Ferrier. She preceded him in death on August, 30, 2006. 

    Surviving are three daughters, Wanda S. Eversole, LaGrange, Diana L. Dahlke, Simi Valley, Calif., and Connie E. (William) Hall, Midland, Ore.; one son, Michael L. (Julie) Burkey, Michigan; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents. 

    Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Brian VanOsdol officiating.

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to donor’s choice. 

    Online condolences may be sent at carneyfrostfuneralhome. com.

    Carney Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.