Evelyn Burk, age 100, of Blue Earth, formerly of Truman died on Saturday, August 30, 2015 at the United Hospital District in Blue Earth. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Truman assisted the family with services. Web tributes may be left at www.zahariafamilyfuneral.com
Evelyn C. (Urban) Burk was born to Julius E. Urban and Anna Bargeman in Pleasant Mound, Blue Earth Co. Township on August 9, 1915. Baptized September 15, 1915 and confirmed March 24, 1929 by Rev. O. Cloeter at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Willow Creek. She attended parochial school at Willow Creek, district 100. She graduated from Amboy High School in 1935.
Evelyn was married by A.F. Reinhardt, June 26 1936 to Thomas R. Burk at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Amboy. When married, Evelyn, Tom and Tom’s daughter, Gayle, moved to Vernon Center. In 1942, they moved to a farm 3 miles west of Amboy. Evelyn belonged to Guild, Women’s Missionary League, taught Sunday school, and sang in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Choir in Amboy. In 1956, they moved to a farm ten miles west of Amboy. They then joined St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Truman. Evelyn joined the Naomi circle and the church choir.
Since 1970, she and her husband spent the winters in Mesa, AZ. When in AZ she belonged to the Eternal Life Church where she sang in the choir and attended bible class. They belonged to the Holiday Rambler Travel Club, and attended many events over the US. After her husband died in 1993, Evelyn moved into a townhouse in Truman, later to Parker Oak’s Assisted Living in Winnebago, and then St Lukes Lutheran Care in Blue Earth. Her hobby was oil painting.
Left to cherish Evelyn’s memory are her daughters, Gayle Kyllo of Rochester, Carol (Garry) Tipler of Winnebago, William (Dorothy) Burk of Mankato, and Bonnie Berndt of Eden Prairie; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas; son-in-laws, Arlen Berndt and Philip Kyllo; sisters, Esther Kietzer, Hulda Ritz, Anna Schneeberger and Edna Urban; brothers, Arthur and Walter Urban; sister-in-law, Sue Orr and Florence Heckman; brother-in-laws, George Burk, Perry Burk and Guy Burk.