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Dennis R. Burkin

November 13, 1945 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Dennis Burkin Obituary

Dennis R. Burkin, 77, of Tiffin, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital in Fremont.

Denny was born on November 13, 1945 in Clyde, OH, to the late Roman and Clara (Winke) Burkin. He married Tracy (Aldrich) in Toledo and she survives in Tiffin.

Other survivors include his children, Sean Burkin and Kelly Burkin, his brothers, Don (Kathy) Burkin and Doug (Denise) Burkin, his step-children, Jessica (Jeff) Husk, Benjamin (Jacklyn) Krugh and Halley Krugh. Denny had five grandchildren, Tanner, Evvie, Killian, Atticus and Deacon.

Denny was in the United States Air Force from 1965 until 1969. Denny served as a Fremont Police Officer for 33 years, including being Police Chief. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tiffin, Bettsville American Legion, AmVets Post in Tiffin and was a lifelong member of the NRA. He was very active with the United Veterans Council, Funeral Honor Guard.

Denny really enjoyed riding his motorcycle, serving the public as a police officer and an Air Force sergeant.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tiffin with the Rev. Matthew Rader officiating. A Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to the Mass at church. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, from 4-7:00 p.m., at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin. Burial will follow the services on Thursday, at St. Mary’s cemetery with Military Rites being rendered by the United Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Denny’s favorite charity, Fanconi Anemia (

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November 1, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Mass of Christian Burial
November 2, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tiffin
85 South Sandusky Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


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