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Verla Buroker

Published On: May 31 2013 06:09:18 PM CDT

Verla Buroker, 89, of Prairie du Sac and DeForest, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Trinity Senior Care in Madison.

She was born April 13, 1924 in Sylvan Township the daughter of Willard and May (Fowell) Robinson. On January 1, 1944 Verla married Ellis Buroker in Viroqua.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel, 120 N. Park St., Richland Center. Pastor Bill Kapp will officiate with burial to be held in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 12:00 PM. The family suggests memorials in Verla’s name be given to the First United Church of Christ, 504 Washington Ave. Sauk City, WI 53583.

The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service of Richland Center is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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