Virginia Burckhalter

Virginia Burckhalter

July 21, 2019

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Obituary for Virginia Feikert Burckhalter

Virginia Feikert Burckhalter was born in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Philip and Helen Feikert. A few years later, the young family moved to Detroit, Michigan. While working at Parke-Davis in Detroit, Virginia met Joseph H. Burckhalter who she later married. Virginia and Joe moved to Lawrence, Kansas and spent many happily married years there. In 1960, the family moved back to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She was a devoted member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, for many years a docent at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, and a loving sister in Chapter X of PEO.

Virginia is survived by two sons, David and Robert; daughter, Jane Dickinson; two grandsons, Adam (Sukanya) and Jacob (Taylor) Roddy; three great-grandchildren, Amanda Alex, Acadia, and Makena Roddy; sister, Dolores (Will) Esler; and several fine nieces, nephews, and cousins. She also leaves many, many wonderful friends.

Cremation has taken place.

According to her wishes, there will be a memorial service at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division St, Ann Arbor, on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3 pm.

A burial of cremated remains will follow at St. Andrew’s Memorial Garden.

In her memory, contributions can be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church or the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

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    Saturday July 27, 2019 | 3:00pm
    St. Andrews Episcopal Church
    306 N. Division St.
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Saturday July 27, 2019

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Paul Duemler

Virginia was my friendly neighbor for many years. She was always kind and helpful and had a very positive attitude. She shared her UM football tickets with me several times as we went to the game together. I will miss her. My condolences to her family.Paul Duemler
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Marty Stockard

Virginia was one of my mother’s dearest friends. Then she became mine. An avid reader, great conversationalist, true friend to many, and a dyed-in-the-wool U of M supporter, Virginia lived a full life.For years she opened her home to me in July as I passed through Ann Arbor on my way to the Biological Station. I treasured those visits. She remains in my heart. My sincere condolences to all her family.
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I am saddened to hear of Virginia's death. Eighteen years ago when my daughter was little we joined a coventry supper with Virginia through St. Andrews Church. Virginia shared the story that my daughter wanted to see the upstairs bedrooms at her home. My daughter proceeded to climb on each bed and jump on it and her dad allowed her to do it. I was grateful that Virginia's hospitality extended to my young family when we were new to Ann Arbor. Love to you Virginia and prayers for your family's grieving.
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Karen Keiser

I was blessed to live next door to this lovely lady for over 25 years. Virginia, my neighbor, my friend, may you rest in peace. We will miss you deeply and miss your Michigan Flag flying on game day. Thankful and blessed to have known you. Love to you and your family. Karen and Eric
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