62, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. He was born June 25, 1955 to the late Duane and Vivian (Hyatt) Burgardt. Dan was united in marriage to Aimee Rodwick on July 24, 2004. Above all else, Dan loved and enjoyed his family. He was a dedicated school teacher, where he was employed with Kalamazoo Public Schools for over 20 years and retired because of health reasons. He was well-known to be a devoted and knowledgeable WMU sports fan but was passionate about the Lions as well. He was also passionate about the game of golf which he was thankful to pass on to his son Craig and his daughter Allyson. Dan had endured several health problems over the years, battling his illness like a champion. Dan is survived by his wife, Aimee Burgardt; children, Michael (Ann) Burgardt, DDS, Craig Burgardt, DC and Allyson Burgardt; brother, David (Rebecca) Burgardt; numerous nieces and nephews; and the mother of his sons, Debbie Brown. The family will greet friends on Friday, May 18th from 5-7 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI. A private interment will be in Shavehead Lake Cemetery in Jones, MI. Memorials may be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because of his love for children. Please visit Dan's personalized webpage at www.langelands.com.