Wallace F. Burk

Wallace F. Burk

 1955 – 2023


IDA GROVE - Wallace “Wally” Burk, 68, of Ida Grove, passed away early Saturday morning on Nov. 25, 2023, near his home of Ida Grove. He was traveling to check on his pigs, when he was involved in a car accident.

A Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. Private Family Committal will take place in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove. 

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com.

Born on Feb. 2, 1955, Wallace Frederick “Wally” Burk was welcomed into the world by his parents LeRoy and Lila (Still) Burk in Ida Grove. He walked by faith and was baptized at an early age in Ida Grove. Wally received his education in Ida Grove where he enjoyed competing in wrestling. He worked hard every day on his dad’s farm alongside his brothers and sister milking dairy cows and helping with the rest of the various animals. He graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1973.

After graduation, Wally went to Sheldon Community College where he majored in auto mechanics. After graduation, he returned home to work for Rupp Tire, and farm. In 1981, he bought the farm near his dad, Leroy and his brothers. Every spring and fall, Leroy, John, Bruce, and Chad worked together to plant and harvest beans and corn. Wally also raised livestock year-round.

Left to cherish his memory, are his children Sarah (Mike) Kinney and their three children Emma, Wyatt, and Molli and Brandon (Brittany) Burk and their two children Jack and Brooke; brother John (Linda) Burk and their five children; sister Janene (Grant) Goodenow and their four children; brother Chad (Jess) Burk and their four children; as well as extended family all over Iowa and beyond.

He was proceeded in death by his son Isaiah Burk; parents LeRoy and Lila Burk; grandparents Roy and Malinda Burk; and his brother Bruce Burk. May he rest in peace.


Services: Private Family Committal, Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove

Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home • Ida Grove • 712-364-2727



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