Burke, Laura Marie (Tschacher) (June 25, 1910 - April 4, 1992)

Laura Marie Burke

Douglas Budget - April 8, 1992

Funeral services for Laura Marie Burke, 81, will be held Wednesday, April 8, 1992 at 1 p.m. at the Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas, with Father John Murray of the Saint James Catholic Church officiating, and Mickey Meier-Uren will be the eulogist. Interment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Burke died Saturday, April 4, 1992 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, following a short illness.

She was born June 25, 1910 in Hemingford, Neb., the daughter of Michael and Emma(Annen)Tschacher. She was reared and educated in Hemingford.

She was married to Chester A. Burke on May 26, 1928 in Hot Springs, S.D.

The couple moved to Wyoming in 1930 settling in the Manville area. The couple lived on ranches near Orin Junction, Lusk and Manville until 1974, when they moved to Glendo.

Mrs. Burke lived in Douglas before moving to Casper, where she resided until the time of her death.

She was a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed hunting jade and artifacts.

She is survived by two daughters, Naomi Meier and Sandra Bartlett both of Casper; one brother, Edwin Tschacher, and one sister Adelyn Johnson both of Manville; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester, on May 3, 1976; two sons, Loran and Robert Burke; two brothers, Lewis and Loyd Tschacher; and one grandson, Chris Davis.

Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Meier, Edwin Tschacher, Gus Johnson, Lee Tschacher, Gary Brooks, and Jesse Bartlett.

A memorial to the Samuel Mares American Legion Post No. 8 would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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