Details for John Napoleon (Pat) Burk

John Napoleon (Pat) Burk
John Napoleon (Pat) Burk
passed in his sleep after a long
and valiant struggle with
Alzheimer's on March 30, 2019
at the age of 92.
John leaves behind his wife of
70 years, Gerda Burk, née
Winter,
of
Oak
Harbor,
Washington. They previously
resided in San Diego and
Avondale.
Born December 22, 1926 in Tamaha, Oklahoma,
John was the son of John Newton and Artie Mae Burk,
née Dailey. He attended Avondale Elementary School
and served honorably in the U.S. Navy aboard
destroyers during World War II and the Korean
Conflict.
John is survived by his wife, Gerda; two daughters,
Sonja Edwards of Michigan and DeAnna Hooker of
California; a son, John Burk of Washington; 7
grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was
predeceased by his parents and his five siblings: Cecil
Burk, Fannie Mae Hakanson, Arthur Burk, Chloe
Rogers, and Billy Don Burk.
Sincere thanks are extended to Regency on Whidbey
Harbor Care staff for their loving services provided to
John and his family during his final years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June
22, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at the Oak Harbor Lutheran
Church at 1253 NW 2nd Avenue. A reception will
immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of John
to: Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, American Legion, your church, or local law
enforcement support services.

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