Burl Wehrli of Darrington, WA, at the age of 88, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on December 12, 2017.

Burl was born to Burl and Bertha Wehrli in Sioux City, Iowa on October 21, 1929. Burl graduated from Mabton High School. He served in the U.S. Navy 1948-1952. Burl married Betty Herrmann in Seattle, 1952. They later settled in Alderwood Manor, WA, to raise their family. During his working career, Burl was an iron worker, worked on the Alaska pipeline, a meat cutter, and plant engineer; retiring in 1990. In Burl’s younger years he enjoyed playing the guitar and golf. He also enjoyed building and wood-working; volunteering to cut out pine box cars for vacation bible school. He was always there to lend a helping hand.

Burl loved going to the grand kids games and cheering them on. He spent a lot of his spare time at the cabin with family and friends. Burl lived his life to the fullest; he loved to laugh and tell jokes, making friends wherever he went. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Burl is preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and four children, Rick, Marshann, Rolly (Diana), and Melanie (Tim); nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

Celebration of life to be held at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, Darrington, WA on January 6, 2018,  1:00 p.m.

7 Responses

  1. Ms Fisher

    Isaiah 26:19
    “Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully,You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning,And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life

  2. Joe and Jan Albrecht

    I (Jan) met Betty an Burl on Thanksgiving of 1960. We were never together again without laughing and enjoying each other. We spent the night in the new house up the street before they did. Generous always. All the times shared in the cabin were fantastic for our family. Family reunions were a riot if you were around Burl. We camped together, feasted together, did the Yakima Fair together, picked fruit together, and always attended each other church together. Heaven is blessed to receive Burl. Their friends were ours, and ours theirs. So many memories! Enjoy your new body. Betty and kids, we love you, and pray for you daily to be comforted and go forth in God’s mercy and grace.

  3. Albert & Jeannie Albrecht

    We all have been blessed to have shared Burl’s love, fun & fellowship for over half a century , but I know the best is yet to come when we who are saved by our what Lord Jesus has provided for those who believe & profess that He is Lord. And by our believing & professing that He came to earth, died & rose again and ascended to Heaven to prepare a place for us so we can be with Him and Burl and all other believers’ who have gone on before .
    Sorry that we won’t be able to make it to his funeral service but hope we’ll see you [ the family A.S.A.P. ] Blessings Albert & Jeannie

  4. Tyler

    To the man who was first to push me in a sled and last to tuck me in bed I love ya grandpa. Will Never forget u!!!

  5. James L. Zahn

    To my cousin Betty and the Wehri family,
    We so love Burl and all that he has meant to our Zahn family. Our long ranging physical distances, with the exception of family reunions, have separated us over the years but our thoughts and spirits have always been together. Berl’s life was full of joy and goodness. His love for God is an example to us all. Sandy and I plan to attend his memorial service on 5 January and look forward to share with you there.

  6. Sue & Jeff

    We will always remember the time we spent visiting at the cabin or around the la wis wis camp fire. Sorry for everyone’s loss hope we all just think of all the great times we had. Hope everyone is doing as good as possible sorry we couldn’t be there to try and help everyone deal with your loss

  7. Janice Cooper

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all….Janice Cooper (Bob’s wife).