Merlyn L. Burkhardt, 64, of Salem Township, died Saturday, April 28, 2018. He was born March 21, 1954, in Franklin. The beloved husband of Joyce Bowser Burkhardt, Merlyn is also survived by his loving sister, Roberta Hudson and her husband, Russ Hudson; his nieces, Jackie and Jen McClimons; stepsons, Clifton Fehl and Johnathan Fehl his wife, Alecia; and granddaughter, Amelia. Merlyn was the son of the late Robert and Jeanne Williams Burkhardt. Prior to retirement, Mr. Burkhardt was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Franklin. He was a member of the Delmont Lions Club, was a former board member of the Venango County Conservation District, was an active member of the the Northwest Guernsey Breeders Association and had been a 4-H leader for 18 years. There will be no public visitation. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Zion's Lutheran Church, Greensburg. Private interment to follow the service at Bethel Lutheran Church, Stahlstown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the 4-H Club, the American Cancer Society or Venango and Westmoreland Humane Societies.