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Larry Earl Burk

June 7, 1936 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 84)


Larry Earl Burk, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Mount View Care Center in Wausau. Larry was born June, 7 1936 to Emanuel “Monte” and Beatrice (Rasmussen) Burk in Edgar, Wisconsin and was married to Sharon Cartwright with whom he raised four children.

Larry is survived by children: Lori Metcalfe (Christopher), Jeffrey Burk and Jody Powers (Jeffery), eight grandchildren: Joseph Burk, Sarah Gleason (Eric), James Burk, K.C. Brown (Caleb), Susan Johnston (Charles), Ashley Burk, Alexander Burk and Nicholas Metcalfe and seven great-grandchildren: Kailey Jo, Lily, Tegan, Matthew, Miles, Miriam and Deklan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael Burk and granddaughter Elizabeth Powers.

Past owner of Burk’s Fireside Tap, Larry treated his customers as friends. He would learn all about their lives: where they were from, who their children and grandchildren were, what sports their children played and what they were studying. And he never forgot.

Larry liked to fish with his dear friend Larry Wolfe as well as golf and gamble with his best friend Rodney Stanczak; he never shied away from the next round of drinks. He also loved reading history textbooks and drinking a good scotch.

And he secretly helped out countless friends.

Larry’s family would like to thank the staff at Mount View Care Center for their kindness and care and more than a few laughs.

Public visitation will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, followed by a private funeral service at 3:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Edgar Cemetery.  Social distancing will be observed and face masks will be required to attend.

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February 27, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
327 N. Third Avenue
Edgar, WI 54426

Private Service

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
327 N. Third Avenue
Edgar, WI 54426

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