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Edward G. Burke

Published: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

ROCK FALLS – Edward G. Burke, 83, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Edward was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Edward R. and Jeanette (Wilke) Burke. He was a sergeant in the Army, serving in Germany. He married Carol Elsasser on Feb. 10, 1951, in Sterling. He was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Linda (Douglas) Kilberg of Chatham and Laura (Robert) Martin of Lake Elmo, Minn.; one son, Brian L. Burke of Rock Falls; one sister, Jean Burke of Sterling; one brother, John (Mary) Burke of Colorado; one sister-in-law, Audrey Burke of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Albert Burke; and sister, Phyllis Larson.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Patrick Pinion, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established in his name.

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