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1927 John 2021

John Burby, Jr.

March 26, 1927 — November 3, 2021


The son of John J. Burby, Sr. and Elsie (Mayer) Burby died at 94 years old.

John married Genevieve (Nelson) Burby June 12, 1948, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau, WI.

They had 3 sons: John III (deceased), Jeffrey (Lyn) Burby, Merrill; and James (Sheryl) Burby, Vancouver, WA.

John attended the University of Nebraska. He was a member of the US Navy as 2nd Class Petty Officer, Electronic Technician on the aircraft carriers USS Shangri-La and USS Midway during WWII and the Korean War. He was also in the Naval Reserves.

He was owner & operator of Electronics Inc. which specialized in Industrial electronic control repair, Church, school, and business audio installations & service, until retirement in 1990.

John enjoyed designing, modifying, and repairing electronic equipment. He was a commercial instrument rated private pilot. He was also an active member of the Rib Mountain squadron of the Civil Air Patrol as a mission pilot. His second love was dance-roller skating and swimming.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 11:00 am at Brainard Funeral Home- Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams Street, Wausau with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Wausau.

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