Obituary for Walter Eugene Burk

Posted on May 4, 2022

Walter Eugene Burk age 95 of Forest, died at The Heritage Retirement Home, Findlay on May 2, 2022. He was born on Aug. 21, 1926 in Forest to the late Elmer and Mary (Stoneburner) Burk. In 1947 he married Miriam Briggs who preceded him in death in 1991. Surviving is a daughter Suzanne (Vince) Shark, Forest, a grandson Matthew (Michelle) Shark, Oak Harbor and a great granddaughter Braelyn Shark. He is preceded in death by a brother Gilbert Burk and a sister Leota Milby.

Mr. Burk was a member of Forest Presbyterian Church.  He is a WWII United States Navy Veteran.  He was a service technician manager for the former A. Van Brackel & Sons Co.  Mr. Burk was a former mayor of Forest, served on the village council, and the water board.  He was a member of Memorial Park Bridge Club, Kenton.  Mr. Burk was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Senate Lodge #378, Forest, a life member member BPOE #157, Kenton, member American Legion #259, Forest, life member and past commander and quarter master of McVitty VFW Post #1182, Forest.  He enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing cards and smoking his pipe.

Funeral services will be held on Sat. May 7, 2022 at 10:00AM in the Clark Shields Funeral Home with Rev. Rex Roth officiating. Interment will follow in Hueston Cemetery with Military Honors being conducted by McVitty VFW Post #1182, American Legion #259 both of Forest, and Amvets Post #1994, Kenton. Visitation will be held Fri. May 6, 2022 from 2:00-4:00PM and 5:00-7:00PM at the funeral home with a BPOE Memorial Service at 4:00PM and a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:00PM. Casual dress attire is encouraged.  Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post #1182, Forest Police Dept., or Jackson Forest EMS in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843.  To extend a condolence or share a memory visit

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