Raymond T. Beurket, 85, a retired Army colonel who was director of the military training division of the Army Service Forces during World War II, died of cardiac arrest April 16 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He lived in Washington.
Col. Beurket was born in Honesdale, Pa. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was a field artillery officer and later a member of the faculty of the Chemical Warfare School at the Edgewood Arsenal.
During World War II, Col. Beurket was assigned to the War Plans and Training Division of the old War Department. He later served in the Pacific and as director of the military training division of the Army Service Forces.
After the war, Col. Beurket served at various posts in this country and in Panama. He retired in 1954 with the rank of colonel. He moved to the Washington area in 1959.
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit.
He was a member of the Army & Navy Club and the Fort McNair and Fort Myers officers clubs.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of Washington; a daughter, Margaret M. Schroeder of Washington; a son, Raymond T. Jr., of Detroit; a sister, Jeannette Larwood of New York City, and five grandchildren.