Carl Burk, long-time LB leader, dies, arrangements pending

August 31, 2017

Carl Burk

By Mark Wilmes

Lake Benton residents learned this week of the passing of one of its long-time city leaders, Carl Burk, age 75. A Lake Benton na­tive, Burk returned to Lake Ben­ton in 1997 after teaching in Madison, Wisconsin for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and had degrees in Social Stud­ies Broad Field and an MEPD in Middle Level Education. After 40 years in education, Burk re­turned to Lake Benton with his wife JoAn, where they owned and operated Benton House Bed and Breakfast and Buffalo Ridge Trading and Coffee Company.

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