BARBARA L. BURCHARDT, 72, of New Haven, died on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Delores (nee. Meyers) Buesching. She was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and served as Ladies Aid treasurer for over 30 years. She thoroughly enjoyed her 35 years with Goeglein’s Catering, retiring in 2005. She is survived by her sons, Thomas A. (Rita) Burchardt, Steven J. Burchardt and Michael S. (Tami) Burchardt, all of New Haven; sisters, Carol (John) Schumacher of Yoder and Rita (Keith) Bohnke of Monroeville; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Paul) Korte of Woodburn; and grandchildren: Angela I. (David) Sicks, Bradley T. Burchardt and Zachery M. Burchardt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ronald “Ronnie” Burchardt, in 2007. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Steve Ahlersmeyer officiating. Calling also from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 Indiana Hwy 930 E., New Haven. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, Fort Wayne. To share online condolences please visit

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