Marion Wesley Burk, age 83, of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Knoxville.
Marion was born on June 15, 1937 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of George Wesley and Ruth Irene (Randall) Burk. He attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, MN. After school, he joined the United States Navy and served his country from 1955 until 1961. During that time he was stationed in Hawaii and San Diego.
Marion was united in marriage to Patricia Douglas, and to this union seven children were born, Deborah, Mark, Michelle, Darin, Timothy, Crystal, and Michael. Marion later married Lindi Peaslee, and to this union three children were born, Matthew, Ryan, and Joseph.
Marion owned Burk’s Construction and enjoyed working with his sons in the family business. He later worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart and was loved by everyone.
Marion loved reading Louis L’Amour books and liked to watch Western movies. He spent hours listening to Jimmy Swaggart and the Gaither Vocal Band. Marion was known for his quick wit and being a jokester. You knew you were liked by him if you were a recipient of one of these.
Those left to cherish Marion’s memory include his children, Deborah and Kenny Binns of Iowa City, IA, Mark Burk of Knoxville, IA, Michelle Bennett of Lee Summit, MO, Darin and Annmarie Burk of Houston, TX, Timothy Burk and Kris (Stephenson) Eghbal of Scottsdale, AZ, Crystal Burk and Andrew Colon of Knoxville, IA, Michael Burk of Knoxville, IA, Matthew Burk and Taylor Maltese of Manchester, ME, Ryan Burk of August, ME, and Joseph Burk of Augusta, ME. Marion is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Kaye Burk Langlebarton; first wife, Patricia (Douglas) Burk of Knoxville, IA; and second wife, Lindi (Peaslee) Burk.
Marion is preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth; also siblings, Frances Archer, Thelma Pettyjohn, Stella Davis, Mary Smith, Faye Starkovich, William Burk, Carl Burk, and Albert Burk.
Marion’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at the Apostolic Church in Knoxville. Following service, a luncheon will be held at the Church.