James G. Burkholder, 80, of Myerstown, PA, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023, at his residence.
James was born in Lancaster County on August 30, 1942, to the late Levi H. and Anna (Good) Burkholder.
He was the husband of Louella H. (Zuck) Burkholder for 53 years.
James enjoyed his occupations of farming, carpentry, and furniture manufacture, and he took his responsibility to provide for his family very seriously. He was a member of the Harmony Christian Fellowship.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children: Marie, wife of Nevin Nolt, of Rosebush, MI, Jonathan, husband of Karyn (Cook), of Lebanon, David, husband of Lila (Weise), of Sayre, Martha, wife of Delmar Binkley, of Mount Joy, Esther, wife of Joel Miller, of Dundee, OH, Mary, wife of David Hess, Jr., of Mobridge, SD, Jesse, husband of Michelle (Ramer), of Myerstown, and Daniel, husband of Anita (Breneman), of Sayre; 41 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Christian Burkholder, of Dover; and sisters, Martha Putt, of Webster, KY, Grace Bennetch, of Fredericksburg, Fay Renno, of Danville, Nancy Burkholder, of Myerstown, Priscilla Kreider, of Myerstown, Eunice Rissler, of Lykens, and Miriam Witmer, of Myerstown.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Noah and Moses Burkholder, and sisters, Mildred Dieffenbach, Margaret Horst, Esther Rissler, and Phebe Martin.
There will be a viewing at Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Camp Swatara Rd., Myerstown, on Sunday, February 12, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023, at the church. Interment will follow the service at the Harmony Christian Fellowship Cemetery.