Dalton- William (Bill) Burk, age 81, passed away July 14, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 13, 1938 to Dennis and Catherine (Leahy) Burk. He was raised by his aunt and uncle Archie and Margaret Foley. He was united in marriage at Grace Lutheran Church to Bonnie Bulgrin on June 10, 1961. For over 40 years, he worked at the local co-op throughout all of its buy-outs and mergers as a bulk feed delivery driver. Yes he knew everybody in the area so his children could never get away with any mischief. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church as a councilman and in the community as a member of the Dalton Volunteer Fire Dept. and its long running Fourth of July and Labor Day celebrations running the boats and later as the purveyor of the popcorn stand, and the Dalton Rod & Gun Club raising pheasants each year. After retirement, he kept busy mowing for the township and being sanitation engineer. He loved spending time with his family and friends at Vinz’ garage, playing euchre, rummikub, and other card games.
Bill is survived by his children Beverly (Steve) McElroy, Dalton, Brain (Laurie Bendickson) Burk, Oxford, Brenda Burk, Easley, SC, and foreign exchange daughters Marjana (Gorazd) Kalan and Petra (David) Lubajnsek, Skofja Loka, Slovenia; grandchildren Megan (Jim) Apitz, Matthew McElroy, Spencer (Gabriella Buhler) Burk, Mariah Burk, and Michaela McElroy; great-granddaughters Addison and Ella Apitz; siblings Dennis (Rosemarie) Burk, John (Sharon) Burk, Mary Campion; sisters-in-law Regina Burk and Carol Burk; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (Bulgrin) Burk, his parents Dennis and Catherine (Leahy) Burk, grandson Max Burk, siblings Monica (Jack) Curtis, Catherine (David) Williams, Agnes (Clarence) Resop, Patrick (Beatrice) Burk, Delores (Alfred) Lynch, Terrance Burk, Maurice Burk, Patricia Foley; brother-in-law Kelly Campion.
Memorial service with social distancing and face covering guidelines will be held Friday, July 17 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church, Dalton with Rev. John Hildebrandt officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 A.M. until the time of services at church.
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