Wendy Burke-Burkhard, 68

Former Oak Park resident

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Wendy Lyn Burkhard, 68, of Rockford, formerly of Oak Park, died on March 4, 2018.  Born on Jan. 23, 1950, in Chicago, she was raised in Oak Park, received her bachelor's degree in Education from Elmhurst College, and her master's degree in Social Work from Loyola University. She owned her own social services company called WyndBeach Counseling and also volunteered as a Frank Lloyd Wright tour guide. Passionate about life, she cherished the relationships and friendships she forged over the years. Her entire career was dedicated to service. 

Wendy is survived by her husband, Gordon (Gordy) Barron; her son, Alan Burkhard; her daughter-in-law, Barb Burkhard; her grandson, Steven; her granddaughters, Gwendolyne and Claudia; her brothers, Keith, Kevin, Scott, Jerry, and Bruce Konen; along with many lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Elisabeth (Betty) Burke. 

Visitation was held at Christ United Methodist Church: Our Master's Center, Rockford on March 10. Memorials can be made to United Methodist Church in Rockford. Her final resting place will be in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

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