Age 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