Richard G. Burdge Jr of Van Wert passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at Brookview Healthcare Center in Defiance, Ohio. He was born September 26, 1957 in South Bend, IN. a son of Richard G. Burdge Sr and Geraldine L Minker, both of whom are deceased. On December 8, 1998 he married Cheryl Tarlton who survives in Van Wert.
Also surviving are children: Sarah Burdge, Jon Burdge, Kandi (Adam) Stripe and Mandi (Eric) Dangler. Also surviving is a sister, Malinda (Terry) Shellabarger, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister, Diana Werts and her husband Gary. Two great grandchildren also preceded him in death.
He had been employed during his life at Continental Can Co., Harters, Phillips Industries, Conrads, Mox, ElMonte Plastics and Dancer Logistics. In Later years he was an over the road truck driver.
Services will be at 10:30 am Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Brickner Funeral Home with Pastor Briana Geiger officiating. Burial will follow at Scott Cemetery. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 2:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home.
Preferred Memorials are to Phi Beta Psi Sorority and the Van Wert Fire Dept. EMS.