Tyler Burk
1998 - 2019
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Tyler Burk, 21 years young, passed away December 4, 2019. He was born on January 30, 1998 at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He was the son of Karey and Bill Burk. He graduated from Placer High School in 2016.
Although he was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes at five-years-old, Tyler didn't let that hold him back and lived life to the fullest. From the age of nine to 15, he enjoyed racing go karts and brought home numerous racing honors. At 13, he won the 2010 International Kart Federation Region 11 Super Series Championship. He was always appreciative of his many sponsors, including Bill McAnally Racing.
In high school, Tyler picked up his first tennis racquet as a freshman as he tried out for the Hillmen tennis team. He made varsity all four years and helped the team win four section titles. He and his doubles partner posted an undefeated record in his senior year. Following graduation, Tyler taught younger kids how to play tennis and enjoyed sharing his love for the game.
Tyler had a knack for helping people and enjoyed working with his father to build and install custom cabinets in Nevada. He was also a talented salesman and worked locally for Dodge, Toyota and Gold Rush Chevrolet.
Tyler was a charismatic, loving, intelligent young man, who left a lasting impression on everyone who met him. Tyler's presence and quick-witted humor lit up every room. Tyler was not a typical teenager as he was wise beyond his years, and he excelled in everything he did. He had a passion for cars, auto racing, sports, music, and loved his dogs, Bullet and Eleanor.
Tyler will never be forgotten. His family and friends will always cherish his giving soul, quick humor and all the wonderful memories they shared with him.
Tyler is survived by his mother Karey (Conklin) Burk and father Bill Burk, great grandmother Virginia Conklin, grandparents Steve (Papa) Conklin, Sonja Conklin, Phena Plasier and Denyse Huggins, uncles and aunts, Ryan and Bridget Conklin, Shawn and Lauren Conklin, Virginia and Attila Rethi, Don Kahl and Lauren Kahl, Amy Maggard, and Jason and Bobbiejo Maggard. He is also survived by his many cousins and extended family. He leaves behind many friends, whom he brought so much joy.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 21 at 1 p.m. at Bill McAnally Racing NAPA Autocare, 900 Riverside Avenue, Roseville, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at www.gofundme.com/f/fj2cd-Tyler to assist with costs and to establish a Tyler Burk Memorial Placer High School Tennis Scholarship Fund.
Published in "Folsom Telegraph, The" on Dec. 18, 2019.
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February 3, 2020
To the family and friends of Tyler Burk, please accept my condolences. May you find comfort knowing that those who died God keeps them in his memory. And at Psalms 116:15 they are precious in God's eyes.
Karen
December 31, 2019
Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tyler. May you be comforted by your fondest memories of him, and keep them close to your heart. May God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.
December 31, 2019
I spent time with this exceptional young man every school day at Skyridge for his entire time in elementary school. He was such a wise, friendly, and talented person. Always enthusiastic and embracing life he never let his diabetes dictate his life.
Debby Espenson
December 24, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family.
December 19, 2019
I hope this is appropriate. I wanted to share some memories I have with Tyler.
I knew Tyler all through high school. Truthfully, I don't entirely recall how we initially met but knowing him, it was most likely one of us staring up a random conversation that led us to quickly become friends. Tyler had a different way about him. There was an interesting duality he brought to the table, he felt like an old soul with a young and hungry mind. He always seemed ready for the next obstacle, as if to challenge life. Saying, is that really all you got?. He possessed a resilience I have never personally seen before. He never complained, he was such a grateful human. Rarely did I ever find him in a bad mood, nor did I ever hear of him mistreating anyone. He was so kind, he'd treat anyone as if they had been his best friend for years. He was even there when I bought my first car. Tyler's presence in my life made an impact and a lasting impression. The loss of his beautiful soul is something that has been felt so, so deeply. Sometimes I believe the English language lacks true depth, and then I think maybe it's just my personal vocabulary that is lacking. Regardless, I wish there were better words in the wake of such tragedy. Tyler, thank you for everything. I will cherish our time together for the rest of my days. I will never forget the countless times you were there to make us all laugh, or to stick up for someone who needed it. You gave me advice, you gifted me beautiful memories, you were one of the most genuine friends I have ever had. You are truly gone too soon. I send all my love to Tyler's close family and other close friends. May you Rest In Peace Tyler Burk. ❤
December 19, 2019
Sincere condolences to the entire Burk family , there are no words to easy your pain, but know your Auburn Hardwoods friends are here for you.
Allison and Bob Mason
December 18, 2019
My sincere condolences to Tylers parents, and the rest of his family and friends.
Toni Kelley
December 18, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Tyler was a wonderful young man and could always put a smile on your face. He will be missed.
Sandra Lottermoser
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