In Loving Memory of

Vilas R. Burkhard SR



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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