He was born on Oct. 19, 1953, at Tacoma, Wash. He was raised in Missouri and attended school at Springfield, Mo.
He had worked as a handyman in Parsons and Erie for many years.
Survivors include his parents, Ervin A. Burk Sr. and Clara Burk of Pueblo, Colo.; three sisters, Patricia Beach of Parsons, Joanne Pirnie of Phoenix and Esther Clark of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two brothers, Alvin K. Burk of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Christopher Burk of Pueblo, Colo.
The body will be cremated. No service is scheduled.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left at or mailed to Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 182, Erie, 66733.
Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Erie.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.