Lyle Samuel Burkholder, 97, of Apple Blossom Lane, Waynesboro peacefully passed away into the arms of Jesus on Monday, January 8, 2024 at his residence. He was born on January 1, 1927 to the late Perry and Mattie (Showalter) Burkholder.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Martha Belle Burkholder, his sister Sylvia B Coffman and his brother Merlin A Burkholder.
Lyle served two years of alternative service from 1955-57 in Kansas City, MO. It was there that he met Martha Belle, 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 long-time faithful member of Mountain View Mennonite Church and enjoyed helping with numerous work and service projects. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a man of few words but had a keen mind, always wanting to learn more. He enjoyed playing card games with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Glenn E Burkholder and wife, Mary of Warden, WA, Sharon B Shenk and husband, Alan of Waynesboro, Emily B Maust and husband, Brent of Bay Port, MI; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Burkholder and wife Rebecca, Joshua Burkholder and wife Meg, Johanna Burkholder, Ranita Shenk, Rachel Stutzman and husband Andry, Emma Maust and fiancé Nate Engelhardt, Aaron Maust, three great grandchildren Micah, Lena and Jeptha Burkholder; special friends Gustavo and Ruth Villegas, as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Following a private family burial at Springdale Mennonite Church, a Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Mt. View Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, with Pastor Earl Monroe officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Springdale Mennonite Church.
Memorial donations may be made in Lyle’s memory to Virginia Mennonite Missions at vmmissions.org or Mt. View Mennonite Church Building Fund at PO Box 208, Lyndhurst, VA 22952.
The family would like to express our deep appreciation to the staff at Augusta Health and Hospice of the Shenandoah for the care and compassion Lyle received.
Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com