Lyle Samuel Burkholder

Lyle Samuel Burkholder, 97, of Waynesboro, Va., died Jan. 8, 2024. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Waynesboro to Perry and Mattie (Showalter) Burkholder. 

He served two years of alternative service from 1955 to 1957 in Kansas City, Mo. There he met Martha Belle Stoll, his future wife of 59 years. He retired from Nibco in Stuarts Draft in 1997 after 27 years of employment. He never missed a day of work due to illness.
He was a longtime faithful member of Mountain View Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, Va., and enjoyed helping with numerous work and service projects. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. A man of few words, he had a keen mind, always wanting to learn more. He enjoyed playing card games with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include son Glenn (Mary) Burkholder of Warden, Wash.; daughters Sharon (Alan) Shenk of Waynesboro and Emily (Brent) Maust of Bay Port, Mich.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Belle Stoll Burkholder; a sister, Sylvia Coffman; and a brother, Merlin A. Burkholder.

A celebration of life service was held at Mountain View Mennonite Church.

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