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Dr. John H. Burkholder

July 11, 1925 — January 9, 2016

Dr. John H. Burkholder

Dr. John H. Burkholder, 90, of McPherson, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016, at The Cedars in McPherson. Prior to retirement, he was a Biology Professor at McPherson College.

He was born July 11, 1925, in Octavia, Nebraska, the son of Elmer and Susie (Rothrock) Burkholder. He was a graduate of McPherson College and earned his Doctorate degree from University of Chicago.

On June 25, 1950, he married Donna Marie Bowman in McPherson. They have been residents of McPherson since 1953.

Survivors include: wife, Donna of the home; sons, Phillip Burkholder (Susan) of Brownsburg, IN, Douglas Burkholder (Mary) of Claremont, NC, and David Burkholder of San Francisco, CA; a daughter, Debbie Noffsinger (Stan) of South Elgin, IL; a sister, Helen Dale (Ernie) of Auburn, WA; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bob, Don, and Wendell.

The memorial service will be at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2016, at McPherson Church of the Brethren with Rev. Chris Whitacre officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to McPherson Church of the Brethren or McPherson College in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Dr. John H. Burkholder please visit our Sympathy Store.

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