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LeRoy K. Burket

Apr. 13, 1920 - May 13, 2003

LeRoy K. Burket, a recent resident of Merced, died May 13, 2003 in Akron, Iowa.

LeRoy was born in Alton, Iowa, reared in Akron, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He taught art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, studied and taught art in Paris, and worked and lived there until March, 1999, when he moved to Merced.

He is survived by his twin, Eunice Duncanson, of Merced; nephew Glenn Wood and his wife Alice of Merced; and their sons Glenn and Ryan; sister Mary Gale of Akron, Iowa; niece Barbara Davis of Carrollton, Texas; niece Beverly Allen and her husband Ralph and their children April, Michelle, and Justin, of Baker, Florida; and nephew Donald Gale and wife Lori, and their children Michael and Catie of Akron, Iowa.

A memorial service and burial will take place on May 19, 2003 in Akron, Iowa.

Merced Sun-Star, The (California)
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2003