Berdetta Deventer

Berdetta Mae Deventer (Burns)

Saturday, November 26th, 1932 - Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Berdetta Mae Deventer, 87 passed away on Monday October 12, 2020 at Goshen Hospital, after a brief illness. She was born November 26, 1932 to the late William and Emma Burns, and grew up on a farm outside of Butler, IN. Berdetta retired from General Electric in 1991, after 25 years of service, and was a life-long member of the Leo United Methodist Church. Berdetta was an amazing cook and possessed a green thumb like few others, she loved meeting new people, and making new friends. She and her husband, Burnie had an amazing love and we're forever devoted to each other. They traveled around the world, visited all fifty states, and had amazing adventures together. She will be remember for the care and love she showed her family and her two puppies Nico and Skitter. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 year's and five months, Merton "Burnie" Deventer of Leo, IN; son, Michael Deventer of Parthenon, AR; daughter, Marlene (David) Lake of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Andrew (Suzanne) Lake of Tomball, TX, Samantha (Garrett) Cochran of Elmwood Park, NJ, Pamela (Rob Eames) of Fort Wayne, Jacob (Lindsey Bishop) Fort Wayne, and Andrea (Brett) Butterfield of Oak Harbor, WA; great-grandchildren, Amaya, Chloe, Ruby, Zoe, Kaitlyn, Adrian, James, and William. Berdetta was proceed in death by her son, Daniel Deventer; grandson, Taylor Deventer; and brothers, Daniel, William and George Burns. Service is 6:00 pm, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St., with calling three hours prior beginning at 3:00 pm. Burial will take place at Leo Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life gathering will also be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road. Memorials may be made to Leo United Methodist Church. To sign the online guestbook, go to
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 6:00pm
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
    6557 N Clinton Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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  • Interment

    Leo Memorial Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Leo, Indiana
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Lynn Steller

Posted at 12:17pm
My heartfelt condolences to Uncle Bernie, Mike and Marlene and their families. I have precious memories of Aunt Berdetta gowing up. She loved children and had a wonderful way of making each one of us (cousins) feel so special. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy, Lynn (niece)


Posted at 05:30pm
Berdetta will be very missed by my family, She has always had a special place in our hearts. I loved to see her flowers in bloom, & she had a great way of telling you want she thought in her own way. RIP Berdetta we love ya!

Amy Houser

Posted at 11:12am
I want to express my deepest sympathy to Burnie and the family in the loss of Berdetta. She was a great friend for many years and will be missed by all who knew her. Amy (Wagner) Houser

Richard Worman

Posted at 08:13pm
Special times Berdetta let me know-- at back seat Leo United Methodist Church--that She was watching me as I served as Her Indiana Senator.. Richard Worman Good Memories

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