John K. Burke, 95, of Glynnwood, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Glynnwood, the son of Julia (Cogan) and David L. Burke, and they preceded him in death. On May 3, 1952, at St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church in Glynnwood, he married La Vera Schumann, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Jane) Burke, of Wapakoneta, and Steve (Kay) Burke, of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Ryan (Brandy) Burke, Emily (Kevin) High, Kelly (Matt) Wilker, and Greg (Sarah) Burke; four great-grandchildren, Briana Burke, Paige Burke, Rebecca Wilker, and Roxy Wilker; a brother, Robert J. Burke, of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Isabella Burke, of Glynnwood; and a brother-in-law, Howard Schumann, of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Burke; and two sisters-in-law, Joan Burke and Janet Schumann.
He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Wapakoneta.
He was a life-long farmer in the Glynnwood area and in his younger years worked as an agent for the R. J. Burke Insurance Agency in St. Marys.
He was a member of St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church in Glynnwood and Knights of Columbus (The Rev. James O. Byrne Council 1592) in St. Marys.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrickâ€™s Catholic Church in Glynnwood, with the Rev. Oscar Seger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in Glynnwood.
Contributions may be given to the St. Thomas Cemetery fund of Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys.