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Irvin Bueneman-Charles Burk

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

Irvin D. Bueneman, 78, of Troy, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.

Irvin was born on Nov. 27, 1933, in Moscow Mills, the son of Ora and Helen (Westerman) Bueneman. While growing up, he attended both Moscow Mills, and the Troy schools. In 1952 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and was proud to serve his country until 1957. Irvin worked for many years as a crop and livestock farmer, and this is where he felt at home, on the farm. He was a past member of the Lincoln County Pork Producers, the Lincoln County Beef Producers, the Missouri Farm Bureau, and the American Legion. Irvin was also a member of the Troy V.F.W. Post # 8828 and was a past commander. He was a lifetime member of Friedens United Church of Christ in Moscow Mills, and served as past president of the board and served on the church council. When he wasn’t farming, he drove a school bus for the Troy R-III school district for many years. No grass ever grew under his feet and he was always on the go.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Barb Heimann of Troy; one son, Ted and his wife Tina Bueneman of Troy; two daughters: Beth Ann Eveland of Texas, and Judy and husband, Greg Laughlin of Hawk Point; four step-children: Ed and Martha Heimann of New Mexico, Janet and her husband, Ted Sitek, of Dardenne Prairie, Susan and her husband, John Potocki, of Troy, John and wife, Chris Heimann of Troy; four grandchildren: Jessica and her husband, Nick Schmidt, Tyler Eveland, Jacie Eveland, Ben Bueneman, and step-grandchildren: Josh Stobart and wife, Heidi, Courtney Hager, Andy, Mathew, Danielle, Jessica, Rebecca, Cole, and Katheryn. He is further survived by his sister, Velma and her husband Bob Dunard of Troy, the mother of his children, Sophie Michie; many other step-great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Friedens United Church of Christ in Moscow Mills. Officiating: Rev. Eugene Rahmier. Interment will follow in Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, from 4 until 8 p.m. with a VFW Service at 7 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy.

Memorial donations may be made to the Friedens U.C.C. Cemetery Fund c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO, 63379.

Friends and family are invited to sign the on-line guest register by visiting the website at

Charles Victor Burk, 56, of Moscow Mills, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

He was born in Hayti, Mo. to Charles and Donna Jo (Ahart) Burk. Victor was raised with his four siblings. He met his future wife, Tabby Leonard, in his hometown. The rest is history, the couple was married about a year later. They lived in southeast Missouri for a year before moving to St. Charles because of work. Victor worked for the Hunter Engineering firm in Bridgeton for almost 32 years. He had been a member of the Machinist Union Dist. No. 9 of I.A. of M.& A.W. Victor had been a good provider for his family. The Burks later moved to the Moscow Mills area in 1994 to be closer to Victor’s parents.

Fishing, watching baseball and being outdoors were some things he enjoyed doing.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Tabby Burk, of Moscow Mills; his two sons: Gary Burk, of Moscow Mills and Terry Burk, of Troy; his three grandchildren: Merissa, Terra and Kaiden. He is further survived by his four siblings: Phillip and wife, Cindy Burk, of Lilbourn, Mark and wife, Debbie Burk, of Rolla, Debbie and husband, Don Collins of Evening Shade, Ark., Lisa and husband, Dave Henke, of Moscow Mills; other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 from 4-9 p.m. and also visitation to be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.. time of service at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center in Troy. Officiating: Pastor Michael Burk. Interment will follow in the Troy City Cemetery, Troy.

Memorial gifts may be made to donor’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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