Roy Donald Burbrink
Roy Donald Burbrink
Oct. 16, 1948 - Aug. 13, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Roy Donald Burbrink, 64, of Plymouth died at 2:26 a.m. Aug. 13, 2013, at Florida Memorial Hospital in Daytona, Fla.
Roy was born Oct. 16, 1948 in Seymour, the son of Donald C. and Ora Krumme Burbrink. Roy was preceded in death by his mother in 1961 and his father in 2010.
Surviving Roy are his son Joseph Roy Burbrink and his former wife Lynda Buffington Burbrink, both of Flagler Beach, Fla.; two sisters and a brother: Ruth Ann (Tom) Gallant and Mark Burbrink, both of Columbus, and Carol Beth (Ned) Jerabek of Santa Fe, N.M.; stepmother, Ruth Fiesbeck Burbrink of Columbus; stepsister, Julie Malson and stepbrother Tom (Lisa) Burns, both of Columbus. Roy cherished his nine nieces and nephews and his five great-nieces and nephews.
Roy attended and graduated from St. Peter’s Lutheran Grade School, Columbus High School, Indiana University and University of Michigan Law School.
Roy attended Calvary Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Through the years, he served as elder, Sunday School teacher, Bethel Series leader and Lifelight leader. When called upon, he even delivered a sermon or two. He also served as a reconciler for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Roy has practiced law in Plymouth since 1976. As the years went by, his focus increased toward trusts and probate. His Christian faith and beliefs were at the core of his legal activity. On many occasions, he helped individuals and families dealing with hardship and/or grief. Upon his death, he was practicing in his law firm of Burbrink and Clemons P.C.
Roy had many interests. He enjoyed reading, cooking, camping, traveling, attending concerts and sporting events (especially the Cubs and University of Michigan games). In recent years, spending quality family time in Florida with Joe and Lynda was his greatest joy.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church officiated by Rev. Steven J. Resner held at 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Memorials may be given to: Lutheran Worship for Shut Ins or Calvary Lutheran Church.
Also, a memorial service officiated by Pastor Edgar Keinath will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jonesville. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Jonesville is 11 miles south of Columbus, just off State Road 11.