Erika Burl, 80, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2020. Originally from Germany, she met the love of her life, Leon Burl, while he was enlisted in the United States Air Force. They spent 52 beautiful years together. Out of their union, they had one daughter, Gabriella. Erika nourished people around her with love and faith, in addition to being a devoted wife and mother. She was a caring grandmother to her two grandchildren, Landon and Arden, whom she absolutely adored. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God. She and her husband were long time worshipers at the Little Rock Air Force Base chapel.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Fritz and Grete Eudenbach, and her husband. She is survived by her daughter, son-in-law Darron Laster, two grandchildren, and a host of extended family.
Committal service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 30 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. An open drop-in visitation will be Tuesday, December 29, from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at Smith-Sherwood Funeral Home.
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