The Obit For Burt Cork

Burton O. Cork

Published in Globe Gazette from August 12 to August 13, 2010

MASON CITY - Burton O. Cork, 81, of Mason City died Wednesday (Aug. 11, 2010) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday (August 14, 2010) at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Iowa in Burton's name.

Burton O. Cork was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in Colome, South Dakota, to Oral and Novella (Taylor) Cork. He received his education from the Mason City High School and graduated among the class of 1946, the year in which he was the winning pitcher at the state baseball tournament.

Burton played professional baseball for the McAllen Giants for two years and always enjoyed both watching and playing the game. He also had the opportunity to caddy for Patty Berg when she played at the Clear Lake Golf Course.

Burton entered the United States Army and served in the First Infantry Division in Germany.

He also enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, oil painting, bird watching, bicycling and working word puzzles. He had a great love for nature.

Those grateful in sharing in Burton's life are his siblings, Bill (Chris) Cork, Mason City, and Judy (Jack) Lowe, Emmetsburg; his nieces and nephews, Steven Cork, David Cork, John Cork, William Lowe, Richard Lowe, Jennifer Myers and Michael Groves; and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Meryl B. Cork; and a nephew-in-law, Tom Myers.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City, 641-423-2372.