In Loving Memory of

Vilas R. Burkhard SR

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Affectionately called ‘Bo’, joined our family reunion in Heave on March 4th, 2020.

Gathered to greet him were his son Wllm Burkhard, father David Burkhard, mother Marcell [Burkhard] Bodnar, Sister Dorothy Jean Burkhard, Brother David Burkhard, and sister Marcell [Burkhard/Horner] Bear, as well as many others.

Vilas moved to Bronson Florida in 1982.  He was an honored and decorated Veteran of the Viet Nam war; having served in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal.  Vilas loved his Country and his Family very much and was always helping others

He is survived by his son Vilas Burkhard Jr and his sisters; Vivian [Burkhard] Daughter of Croswell, Michigan and her children. Dora [Burhard (Griffin)] {and husband Kenneth} Quist and their children, of Denver Colorado.Debra [Burkhard] {and husband Derek} Grieve, of Leesville SC.

As well as many nephews, nieces and cousins who live all across America.

Bo was always helping others, so in lieu of flowers, a donation in Bo’s name to your local Wounded Warriors group would be greatly appreciated.

 


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  1. Dora Quist at · Reply

    Bo, you were always there for me when I needed you big brother.
    You always spoke your mind.
    You walked me down the isle [and whispered in my ear offering to ‘block’ if I needed to runaway] – then you came and rescued me [us] when stranded in Mesa,Arizona – [me 7 months pregnant].

    You walked me down the isle a 2nd time, telling me [This one Sis, is your forever man – and you were right].

    I miss you. I love you.

  2. Valarie Triglia at · Reply

    Deepest condolences to you and the family Debbie, Bo as he was so adoringly called was always a great man and will be sorely missed. So, so sorry for Bo’s passing.

  3. Andrew Quist at · Reply

    I didn’t know you as Bo. I knew you as Uncle Vilas you are the reason for my love of motorcycles. I remember the days in Florida with just you and me hanging out getting to know you better and seeing why you loved it so much.

    I miss you, I love you, I will see you again.

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