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Harold Eugene Burden, Jr.

August 4, 1947 - April 25, 2023

Burial Date May 1, 2023

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Harold Eugene Burden, Jr., age 75, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 3:50 a.m., at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born August 4, 1947 in Ansbach, Germany during World War II to Harold E. and Wilhelmina (Schuster) Burden. On April 4, 1988, he married Rhonda (Gilbert) Burden who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Lisa (Jimmie) Burden of Lima and Kelly (Rick) Burden of Akron; his former wife, Annette Tanner of Lima; two sons: Wesley (Alexandra) Burden of Akron and William (Maria) Burden of Lima; an adopted daughter, Gina Barton of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren: Joshua (Chelsea) Burden, Justin (Sarah) Burden and William Akeesh Burden; three stepgrandchildren: Almira, Dwane and Daxen; one great-grandson, Evo; his sister, Linda E. Warner of Cridersville, plus a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Harold retired as a machine operator from Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant where he worked from 1968 until his retirement in 2004. He had owned his own motorcycle shop, “Drag & Jam” where he started the first motorcycle “Toys 4 Tots” bike ride for the Salvation Army at Christmas. He was a corpsman in the U.S. Navy stationed at Camp Lejeune with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War. He enjoyed playing golf with all his buddies. He loved to play softball and was the coach at U.A.W. Ford Park. Harold also coached his sons Little League Baseball teams at Bath School. He loved photography, riding motorcycles, fishing, boating and hunting. He enjoyed his game shows and Westerns. He was a kind, generous, big-hearted individual and helped anyone in his family. He loved to spend time with all the children in the family, spoil and aggravate them.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, Michael Warner, and a brother-in-law, Brian Orick.

Services will begin at 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, with Rev. Ted Bible officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum following the service, where military rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 1275 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be Sunday, from 2-6 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to his family.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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