Frank Burla, 77, of Bradenton, FL passed away October 5, 2021. He was a loving husband of Annette; father of Laura Entwistle & Lisa Studer; grandpa of Emily & Madeline Entwistle; father-in-law of Jim Entwistle & Chad Studer. Frank grew up in Chicago Heights, the only son of Peter and Nancy Burla and married Annette in 1971. They settled in the Naperville, IL area where they raised their family. They were happily married for 50 wonderful years, which they just celebrated in June of this year with their family. Frank served in the US Army for four years & was a Vietnam Veteran who loved this country. After the military, he spent his career as an agent in the FBI. Frank made a name for himself by helping to formalize the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club and starting its annual International Show that still runs today and is the largest in the US. He is now enjoying his eternal reward in Heaven. Services with Military Honors will be 10:30AM Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the graveside in Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Oct. 10, 2021.