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MOUNT PULASKI -- Donald I. Burks, 92,
of Mount Pulaski died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at 1:25 a.m. at St.
John's Hospital in Springfield.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Kevin Treptow
officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral
Burial will be in Illini Cemetery, rural
Mr. Burks was a retired farmer.
He was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Christian County to
Irvin L. and Esther S. Furstenberg Burks. He married
Dorothy Camp in 1937 and she died in 1938. He
married Helen Emrick in Mattoon on Dec. 27, 1941;
she preceded him in death on Oct. 2, 1994.
He is survived by one daughter, Charlotte (and
Dale) Mattingly of Columbia; one brother, Elmo (and
Francis) Burks of Burlson, Texas; a sister-in-law,
Mary Burks of Decatur; three grandchildren, Allen
Mattingly of Waterloo, Brenda Rey of Waterloo and
Karla Landgraf of Red Bud; and seven
He was also preceded in death by four sisters,
one brother and an infant son, Richard.
He was a member of the Mount Pulaski First United
Methodist Church, where he served as trustee for
Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth Living
Center in Mount Pulaski.
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