Burk, J. John, Hemlock, Michigan

Passed away Thursday August 25, 2011 at the James E. Cartwright Care Center at the age of 82 years. John was born March 7, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late John and Sophie (Borm) Burk. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church Hemlock, Life member of VFW post 1566, American legion post 439. John enjoyed his euchre club for over 50 years. John married Beth A. Oxendale June 8, 1957 and she survives him. Surviving besides his wife Beth are three children Carla (Charles) Wurtzel, Sharla Krzyaniak and Dean (Darci) Burk; three grandchildren; Brandon (Dani) Krzyaniak, Bradley Wurtzel, Dax Burk; two great-grandchildren Vada Jane English and Mason Krzyaniak; one sister Violet Belanger; brother-in-law Clarence Beyer; and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by two grandchildren and a sister; Zachary Krzyaniak, Bethany Wurtzel and Margaret Beyer; and a brother-in-law, Richard Belanger. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2290 Pretzer Road, Hemlock. Rev Phil Bigelow will officiate with burial to follow in Fremont Township Cemetery under the auspices of V.F.W. 1566. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and at church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or St. John Lutheran Church in Hemlock. www.casefuneralhome.com