Robert L. BurghdoffAge 77, passed away November 3, 2012.  He was born October 17, 1935, in Lansing, to Lloyd and Ruby Burghdoff.  Bob graduated from Eastern High School, and joined the military, serving in the U.S. Marines.  He then became a firefighter with the Lansing Fire Department, working for 27 years, retiring as Captain in 1989.

Surviving are:  his wife, Jan; 4 children, Randy (Molly) Burghdoff of Lansing, Connie (Dale) Willis of Flint, Steven (Donna) Burghdoff of Lansing, and Cindy (Mark) Cosgrove of Ovid; step-daughter, Sheryl Rouseau of Florida; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Lois) Burghdoff of Ft. Worth, TX; sister, Karen Burghdoff of Lansing; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Myrna Montgomery.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Grace Bible Church, 1000 S. Canal Rd., Lansing.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Breslin Cancer Center in memory of Robert Burghdoff.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www. EstesLeadley.com

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25 Messages to “Robert L. “Burgie” Burghdoff”

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    Bill & Barb Austin Says:

    Our condolences to you & your family. Bob was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He will always be remembered at TW as he was the backbone of this park. He was respected by all who had the privilege to know him. We will miss him greatly.

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    George & Mary May Says:

    Dear Jan and Family,
    We are shocked and certainly so saddened by Bob’s passing.
    We have so many pleasant thoughts and memories of Bob during our years together at Travel World. We’ll all miss him passing on the bike and our many chats together. His contribution to the Park will be surely missed by all of us.
    Our thoughts are with you, Jan. We’re thinking of you.

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    MAC&WINNIE PARLEE Says:

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF BOB”S PASSING! HE WAS A GREAT GUY , KIND,Pleasant,so willing to help !!He will surely be missed! Travel World has lost a GREAT PERSON!! TO YOU,JAN OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY&TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILIES!!TAKE CARE&GOD BLESS!!!

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    Bonnie and Jim Cassidy Says:

    We will miss Bob dearly, especially at the shuffling. He was so encoraging and was a great leader to us. Our prayers will be for Jan and family at this difficult time.

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    Tony & Phyllis Dunn Says:

    Dear Jan<
    So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bob was a great guy who enjoyed life and the company of other people. He would always stop for a chat and a chuckle. He will truly missed.Take care and God bless

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