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Austin M. Burkholder

December 13, 1993 ~ June 30, 2018 (age 24)

Austin M. Burkholder, 24, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center. He was born on December 13, 1993 in Decatur, IN the son of Chad Burkholder and Jessica (Oliver) Lough.

He was a member of Faith Alive and was a graduate of Bellmont High School, where he was in the F.F.A. He worked as an equipment operator for Berne Ready Mix.

Austin is survived by his wife, Courtney Burkholder of Decatur; 2 sons, Hunter & Remington Burkholder at home; father, Chad (Crystal) Burkholder of Decatur; mother, Jessica (Thomas) Lough of Decatur; 6 brothers, Matthew Burkholder, Ryan Lough, Mavrick Zimmerman, Tommy Lough, Corbin Burkholder, and Preston Zimmerman all of Decatur; 4 sisters, Brittney Burkholder, Angela Lough, Felecia Zimmerman, and Tessa Zimmerman all of Decatur; grandmothers, Becky Everett of Decatur and Pamela Hart of Columbia City; grandfathers, Rodney Burkholder of Coloma, MI and Greg Oliver of Monroeville; grandparents, Janet & Tom Lough and Stan & Deb Fuller; great grandfather, Donald L. Bauer; Uncles, Matthew L. Burkholder and Eric Cover; great uncles, Ronald, Chris, Dale Bauer and great aunt, Gale Elzey. Preceded Austin in death was a great uncle, Scott Bauer.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 6, 2018 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastor Rex Grant and burial will take place in the Decatur Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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