Kenneth “Stony” C. Burk was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior during his courageous battle with bone marrow cancer on October 7, 2017 .
He was born in Bay City, Monitor Township on March 3, 1942 to Hulda and Edward Burk who proceeded him in death. Ken was a lifelong resident of Bay City. He attended TL Handy High School, class of 1960, Delta College and Central Michigan University.
He was a Dow Chemical Employee in Midland for 30 years, beginning as a Lab Assistant, then Master Electrician and Supervisor prior to retirement.
On November 5, 1966 he married Nancy (Norman) who will forever love and miss him for his love of his savior, immediate and extended family. Others left to cherish his memory are his son and best friend Stephen (Jennifer) along with their precious children Kenley and Kaden Burk and his beloved daughter Jana (Scott) Rezmer and their treasured children A.J. and Jacey. His grandchildren were the lights of his life. Also surviving are siblings John (Connie) Burk of Bay City, Marianne (Bart) Waters of Midland, Harlan (Becky) Burk of Doylestown, Ohio, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was a lifelong and very dedicated member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was always involved with church and day school activities. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and old car lover, as well as a part time farmer. He could repair or build anything. He was always willing and able to help anyone in need and did. He was a teacher, mentor and hero to those who knew and loved him. He will be extremely missed.
Funeral services will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday October 12, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church (Salzburg & 8 Mile Roads) Monitor Twp. Rev. David F. Sherry will officiate. Graveside committal services will take place 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Floral Gardens Cemetery (Bay City). Ken’s family will receive friends at the Auburn Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. on Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. On Thursday morning Ken will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy, envelopes for Trinity Lutheran Church (Building for the Future) and the Toni and Trish House (Fisherville) will be available