Burke, Rosemary (Linn) (April 4, 1928 - April 30, 2009)

Rosemary Burke


Douglas Budget - May 6, 2009

Funeral services for Rosemary Burke, 81, were held May 5 at Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht of The Gathering officiating. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Rosemary Burke died April 30, 2009, at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas.

She was born April 4, 1928, in Fairmont, W.V., the daughter of Andrew and Glenna (Hall) Linn. She was reared and educated in Columbus, Ohio. She worked as a waitress for 35 years.

She married Howard L. Burke on Sept. 6, 1969, in Hot Springs, S.D. Rosemary had met Howard at a cafe, where she was working in Hot Springs. She enjoyed fishing with Howard.

She is survived by step-children Everett (Laurel) Burke of Pierre, S.D., Mike Burke of Martin, S.D., and Kathy (Marty) Munck of Gordon, Neb.; sisters-in-law Betty Hagler of Collinsville, Texas, Helen Jorgensen of Chamberlain, S.D., and Helen Burke of Gordon, Neb.; brother-in-law Ron Burke of Columbus, Mont.; step-grandchildren Rodney Dean Westover of Rapid City and Orin Burke of Pierre, S.D.; and niece Norma Leggert of Columbus, Ohio.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Howard on March 23, 2000; and sisters Virginia Hendricks and Frances Wyckoff.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jack Andregg Jr., William Andregg, Lyle Orr, Gary Johnston, Casey Vlaylock and Joe Burkholder.

A memorial to the choice of the donor would be appreciated by the family.

Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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