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1931 John 2022

John "Jack" Burckle

September 11, 1931 — February 8, 2022


John “Jack” W. Burckle, age 90, of Wausau passed at Wausau Aspirus Hospital on February 8, 2022.

John was born on September 11, 1931, in Green Bay, WI to Leslie and Rose (Arnold) Burckle. After graduating from High School, he went on to college at UW-Madison where he got his bachelor’s degree. He was united in marriage to Lois Ulrich on October 30, 2009, at St. Anne Parish, Wausau. John was a big fan of sports. Since he was a UW-Madison Alumni, he was a Wisconsin Badgers fan, also rooted for the Green Bay Packers and Brewers. He enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, golfing, restoring old cars, and was a member of Golden K. He was a committee member and technology volunteer at St. Anne’s Parrish. He was a loving father, stepfather, and husband.

John is survived by his wife, son, Richard J. Burckle of New Berlin, WI, his nieces; Kathy (Dan) Becker, Diane Mabie, and five stepchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Eugene Burckle, and his wife of 55 years Verna Burckle.

The funeral service will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, 615 Stark Street, Wausau, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 11:00 am. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service. Father Tom Lindner will be officiating the service. Luncheon at 2510 Restaurant, Wausau, will follow after the service at 12:30 pm. A private family committal ceremony will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.  To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit

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