Funeral service for John Buerkle, Jr., 85, of Plevna was held Nov. 13, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Plevna.
Posted November 14, 2012
Funeral service for John Buerkle, Jr., 85, of Plevna was held Nov. 13, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Plevna. Interment was in the Community Union Cemetery at Plevna.
John passed away Nov. 9, 2012 at Fallon Medical Complex Long Term Care Center in Baker
John Buerkle, Jr. was born Aug. 5, 1927 on the family farm north of Plevna a son of William and Caroline (Krueg) Buerkle. He grew up on the farm and graduated from Plevna High School in 1944. Following graduation, John returned to the farm.
John met Lorene Christine Freier and the two were married Sept. 25, 1947 in Plevna. John and Lorene made their home on the Buerkle farm where they raised their five sons: Lorin, Dale, Vernon, Sharold, and Kevin. John and Lorene were blessed with 57 years of marriage. Besides farming, John also built homes in the surrounding area and did carpentry work. In 1998 he retired from farming, but continued to make his home on the farm until three years ago when he moved into the Fallon Medical Complex Long Term Care Center.
John was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plevna where over the years he served as treasurer and trustee. John enjoyed visiting with people and sharing his faith and love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was a good steward of the land. John loved spending his free time with his family whom he was very proud of.
John is survived by his sons, Lorin (Carol) Buerkle of Baker, Dale (Sharon) Buerkle of Plevna, Vernon (Patsy) Buerkle of Glasgow, Sharold (Melody) Buerkle of Belgrade, and Kevin (Darcey) Buerkle of Havre; eleven grandchildren: Jodi (Bill) Miller, Ryan Buerkle, Josh (Darcy) Buerkle, Darin (Nicole) Buerkle, Scot (Nikki) Buerkle, Dana Buerkle, Stephanie (Shad) Croy, Sharona (Shane) Gilbert, Matthew (Alicia) Buerkle, Christa (Jake) Alford and Teresa Buerkle; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Norma Buerkle, Betty Buerkle, Edna Atkinson, and Agnes (Russell) Wiseman; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Lorene; grandson, Michael Buerkle; his siblings, William, Fred, Art, Rose, an infant brother and infant sister; and one great-grandchild.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.