Edward H. Burhite, age 87, of 1096 N. Archers Way, Nekoosa, WI died Monday, November 23, 2015 at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Plover, WI.
Memorial Services will be held 12 Noon Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Dave Bruener will officiate, burial will take place in Spring Branch Cemetery in the Town of Rome. The family will greet relatives and friends at Ritchay Funeral Home on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until time of services.
Ed was born June 5, 1928 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to the late William and Vinne (Schenk) Burhite. He married Janet Mrochek on July 1, 1950 in Wisconsin Rapids, she died August 8, 2008. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from November 16, 1951 to November 15, 1955. He was employed as an Instrumentation Supervisor in the maintenance department of Great Northern Nekoosa Paper Mill (Domtar) for 33 years, retiring on June 30, 1989.
Ed was a member of Wisconsin Rapids Elk Lodge #693, American Legion Post #9 of Wisconsin Rapids and Adams County Crime Stoppers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children; Richard (Georgia) Burhite of Stevens Point, WI, Randy (Michelle) Burhite of Green Bay, WI, Rusty Burhite of Streeter, ND, Debra Thompson of Pewaukee, WI, Jan (James) Montag of Wisconsin Rapids, grandchildren Cary (Troy) Breitlow, Ryan (Katie) Burhite, Jason Burhite, Jamie Burhite, Amy Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Stephanie Montag, Christopher Montag, great-grandchildren Kenzee Burhite, Gunnar Breitlow, brother Frank (Vera) Burhite of Birchwood, WI, sisters Ruth Hetze of Plover, WI and Hazel Parkinson of Appleton.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet, son-in-law Mike Thompson, brother Bob Burhite, sisters Della Kronholm, Rose Danek, brother-in-laws Wilbur Kronholm, Ray Parkinson, Joe Danek, Robert Hetze and sister-in-law RoseMarie Burhite.