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Robert Alan Burks
(01-21-1941 - 10-15-2011)

Robert Alan Burks went to sleep on earth and joyfully awoke in heaven with his precious Savior Jesus Christ. He was a prayer warrior for many, enjoyed volunteering at Walk in the Word, and being in God’s creation.
His career included 49+ years at Furnas Electric/Siemens and 3 years at the Library of Harvest Christian Academy.
It is his legacy that he loved the Lord first, his family second, and personified Christ to all he met.
He is survived by his wife Irene Burks (Holt), daughter Deanna (Dennis) Gruening, stepson Brian (Jennifer) Hall, and son Rob Burks along with grandchildren Scott, Matthew, Lorelei, Leyna, Adric, Lucas, Katana, Dean, Nyssa, Landon, and Andrew.
Preceded in death by his parents Walter and Nola (Osborn) Burks, sister Ethel and stepson Keith.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 20, 201 at 10:00 AM in the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. Burial with Honors will be at 2:30 PM on Thursday at Lincoln Cemetery, Oswego, IL. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Walk In the Word Ministries (www.walkintheword.com or by mail: Walk in the Word, 1000 N. Randall Rd., P.O. Box 5368, Elgin, IL 60121). For information 847-741-8800 or visit www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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