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John Burk, of Ogilvie, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.  He was 61 years old.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Lewis Lake Covenant church with visitation to follow.

John Edward Burk, of Ogilvie, MN, passed away on November 29, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. He was 61 years old.

John was born on January 1, 1957, in Braham, MN to Don and Marjorie (Nelson) Burk. He grew up on the family farm outside of Ogilvie where he enjoyed spending time with his siblings and close friends. He graduated from Ogilvie Public School in 1974. After working in Texas for a few years, he returned to Ogilvie and purchased the family farm in 1993. In 1998, John met the love of his life, Katy Coplan and they married in 2000. John enjoyed farming, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. John had a big heart and would help anyone who needed a hand. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son, uncle, and friend. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father Don, and brother Steve.

John is survived by his wife Katy; son Tony; daughters, Tomi and Brandi; mother Marjorie; brothers, Gary (Lory) Burk, Tim (Lori) Burk; sister Linda (Richard) Hass; sister-in-law Kathy Burk; lifetime friend Mark Johnson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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  1. My condolences to all of the Burk family. I have many fond memories of spending time at the Burk farm. Marjie always made my brothers and I feel welcome. John was always a bit of a hot head when it came to playing games. I can remember a lot of fighting going on between all of us kids. And John could throw a mean ball when we played deer hunter, I swear he always went for me first! Then there were the times up in the barn, Linda and I watching the boys swinging on the rope or just having boxing matches. Everything was done in fun with everyone laughing in the end. I’m sure Don didn’t approve of all the shenanigans that went on up there but everyone always left as friends. It’s true John did have a big heart, and would do anything for his friends. He always had a smile on his face when he would see you, and that I will miss. Rest in peace my dear friend!!

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