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William Russell Burk, 68, Ohio City and formerly Van Wert, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Rita’s Medical Center following a battle with cancer.
He was born May 5, 1946, in Van Wert to the late Russell A. and Minnie E. (Wooderson) Burk.
William had been employed at Decatur Casting for 27 yeras and later at Securitas.
He graduated in 1965 from Van Wert High School. William was an advid CB’er with the handle “Swamp Fox.”
Surviving are a son, Shawn (Renee) Burk of Ohio City; a daughter, Christina (Mark) Nowak of Grover Hill, Ohio; a sister, DeeAnn Zimmerman; seven grandchildren, Brittany (Josh) Evans, Kimberly Dudas, Jayson Nowak, Steven Burk, Rebecca Burk and Megan Slusser; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Burial will be in Van Wert Woodland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the family or Van Wert Area Visiting Nurses.
Online condolences may be made at www.cowanfuneralhome.com.