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Obituary for Lisa K. Burks

July 1, 1955 – June 3, 2023

Lisa K. Burks, 67, passed peacefully on June 6 after multiple courageous health battles. Lisa was born in Racine on July 1, 1955, the daughter of the late Robert and Katherine (nee: Holt) Martinson.

Lisa K. Burks
Lisa K. Burks

As a child when asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Her answer was, “A mommy!” And her children would definitely agree; she was the best mother one could ever ask for. They were her life and love. In addition to her children, Lisa had many passions. She was a sun worshipper who loved a frozen piña colada and a good sweet treat. Lisa took great pride in both her beautiful home and perfectly groomed yard.

Just shy of her 68th birthday, she was taken from this Earth too soon. We celebrate an incredible woman, dedicated mother, business woman, and forever guiding light. May she always live on in our hearts and stories!

Surviving Lisa are her daughter, Stephanie Burks, and Stephanie’s fiancée, Erica Bunnell, of Chicago; four sisters, Lynne Martinson, of Fort Myers Fla., Jenifer (Patrick) Loew, of Lake Geneva, Michelle (Mark) Drezdzon, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kristine Lynn, of Knoxville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Eric, Katherine, Paul, Brandon, Josh, Melissa, David, and Michael; and her beloved fur babies Darcy, Wellington Buttons, and Chunk. In addition to her parents, Lisa was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Rogers.


A funeral service for Lisa K. Burks will be held at 11 a.m. on June 17 at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Private entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery Garden Crypts.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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