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Brian K. Buroker, 53, of Swayzee, Indiana, a former Indiana State Police trooper and investigator who lived in Decatur for 11 years, died suddenly at 4:57 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, in Decatur.
He was born in Marion, Indiana, to Robert and M. Teil Wilson Buroker, who still reside there.
He married Brenda J. Wilson on July 21, 1979, and she also survives. The Buroker family lived in Swayzee the past 19 years.
He was a 1975 graduate of Madison-Grant High School, attended Taylor University for two years, and graduated from the Indiana Police Academy at Plainfield.
Brian had been an officer with the Gaming Control Division of the Indiana Gaming Commission since 2007 and, prior that, had been with the Indiana State Police for 24 years: six years as a patrol trooper and 18 years as an investigator.
After retiring from the ISP, he worked as a conductor for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad for two years.
Brian was a member of Masonic Lodge 635 in Fairmount; Swayzee United Methodist Church; and the Fraternal Order of Police. He attended Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.
Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jonathan (Michelle) Bills of Cincinnati, Ohio; Layne Blinn (Michael Spaulding, fiancee) of Upland; and Caroline Buroker of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Mark (Sue Ellen) Childs of Hagerstown; one brother, Bradley Buroker (and wife Diana) of Fishers; three grandchildren, Caiden Blinn, Keaton Blinn, and Mark Bills; his parents-in-law, Howard and Sue Wilson of Swayzee; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Steve (Terri) Schmaltz of Muncie and Beth Jones of Marion; three brothers-in-law, Tom Wilson of Fairmount; Chris Wilson of Jasonville, Indiana; and Steve Wilson (and wife Lori) of Connersville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Buroker.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 2015 N. County Rd. 300 West, rural Marion, with Rev. Bob Dexter officiating.
Burial will be in Knox Chapel Cemetery at Fairmount.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday, November 5, in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., in Marion, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brian K. Buroker Grandchildren Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.