BURNHAM – Earl Leon Burnham, age 98, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Burnham; parents, Leon and Verda Burnham; and sister, Edith (Howard) Hoogerhyde. Earl is survived by his children, Janet Kovach and Larry Burnham; granddaughters, Amy (Jamie) Clark and Jody (Matthew) Lemmer; great-grandchildren, Patrick, David, Jude, Levi and Josephine. Earl retired from Consumers Power Co. (Consumers Energy) in 1981 after 38 years of doing work he thoroughly enjoyed as a primary industrial meterman and later as a field supervisor. The family will receive family and friends at Beuschel Funeral Home, 5018 Alpine Avenue, Comstock Park, on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Dale Kleinheksel officiating. Interment will be held in Benona Township Cemetery, 7378 W. Johnson Rd., Shelby. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 260 Leonard NW Suite 260, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-4267.