Joel Burks (1952 – 2006)

Joel Richard Burks, age 54 a resident of the Liberty House of Racine, earned his wings by entering into eternal life on Wednesday November 14, 2006 at St. Mary?s Medical Center in Racine.

Born on January 28, 1952 in Racine, he was the son of the late Josiah Burks and Mary (Hubbard) Burks of Racine.

For 15 years, he attended the IDS Program at Careers Industries in Racine.

He had a pleasant disposition and a loving nature about him. He made friends everywhere he went and touched many lives. His closest friends resided with him at the Liberty House in Racine. He impacted the staff of the Kenosha Care Center in Kenosha while staying there for a time this past year. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his mother Mary Burks of Racine; three sisters, Jody (Stephen) Sadlon of Racine, Jennifer (Christopher) Muellor of Russellville AR, Jana (Eugene Bingen) of Hartford WI; an Aunt and Uncle, Robert and Grace Burks of Alabama; two nephews, Craig and Cory, and a niece Ashleigh.

His father and brother Danny preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held on Friday November 17, 2006 at 11:00AM at the Westlawn Memorial Park Chapel in Racine (9000-Washington Avenue). Visitation will be held onFriday at the cemetery chapel from 10:30AM until the time of service. Burial willfollow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Career Industries of Racine would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank the ICU at St. Mary?s Hospital with special mentionto ?Deb?. They would also like to show their appreciation to Dr. Erickson and Dr. Ansani. Special thanks to Lizzy and the staff at the Liberty House for their kind and compassionate care.

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