Clarence George 'Terry' Berk, 82, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 after a short fight with cancer. He was born January 5, 1937 to George and Marie (Hare) Berk in Baltimore, MD.
Terry joined the Maryland Army Reserves at 18 years of age. He attended the Officers Candidate School at Ft. Sill, OK and went on active duty at the beginning of the Cuban Crisis. Terry served in the Army for 34 years, serving 3 tours of duty in Vietnam, and six years in Germany. Most of his stateside duty was at Ft. Sill, OK teaching and writing Artillery tactics. He earned his Bachelors of Science from the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts in Chickasha. He was Deputy Commander in ICO Hall. Terry attended the Artillery Basic Course, the Army Career Course and later the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He retired in 1989, while on active duty with the 89th ARCOM. Terry was an avid golfer and organized tournaments for the MOAA JROTC Scholarship. He was a member of the Kansas Honor Flight Volunteers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Cynthia Danielle. Terry is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Wanda Sue Berk; sons, George (Jolynn) Berk of Forney, TX and John (Tina) Berk of Derby, KS; daughter, Jennifer (Patrick) Haney of Derby, KS; grandchildren, Jassi Berk of Miami, OK, Colton (Katie) Berk of Emporia, KS, Owen Berk of El Dorado, KS, Cutter Berk of Andover, KS, Dani Berk of Derby, KS, Hannah Berk of Derby, KS, Tatum Haney of Derby, KS, and Alyssa Haney of Derby, KS; great-grandson, Easton Berk of Emporia, KS; sister, Carol (Larry) Wiskeman of Westminster, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral: 2 pm, Friday, December 6, 2019 with visitation 1 hour prior, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 1550 N. Chapel Hill St., Wichita, KS 67206. Interment to follow at 10 am, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Tuscola Cemetery in Tuscola, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Honor Flight, P.O. Box 2371, Hutchinson, KS 67504.
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