The Lusk Herald
April 6, 2011
Donald Ray Burke
Memorial services for Donald Ray Burke were held March 30, 2011 at Newcomers Funeral Home in Casper, Wyo. with Pastor Buddy Hanson officiating.
He died Saturday March 26, 2011 at the age of 80 at the Central Wyoming Hospice.
Donald was the youngest son of John O. and Carrie Geike Burke, born April 2, 1930 in Harrison, Nebraska and was a graduate of the Lusk High School with the Class of 1948.
He worked in Niobrara County, Douglas and Casper. His last job was with the Salvation Army Store.
He and Erma McLaughlin were married in May 1981.
Survivors include his wife Erma, two step-daughters, Nancy Obresley of Sheridan, Wyo., Linda Willits of Aptos, Calif.; four step-sons Mike Mclaughlin of Montana, Bruce and Kent of Casper and John of Ft. Collins, Colo.; a sister, Edna Freeland of Lusk, numerous grand children and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John, Clarence, and Melvin; sisters Blanche Wise, Nellie Wilkison, and Mamie Klitzke, a step-son and three grandchildren.
Relatives attending the service from this area included Ruby Geike, Zanya Faint and Twila Grote of Harrison; and Helen Fulk, Loretta Miller and Geneva Burke of Lusk.
Glenn A. Baker (August 25, 1958 - September 29, 1983)Caroline Augusta Burke (February 19, 1892 - December 24, 1975)George Burke (April 12, 1893 - March 24, 1952)John Henry Burke (November 25, 1920 - January 20, 1999)John Other Burke (December 11, 1883 - September 24, 1954)Melvin E. Burke (May 9, 1927 - November 3, 1996)Montivel A. Burke (July 20, 1885 - December 13, 1967)Nellie Mae Burke (Date Unknown - October 14, 1957)Edna Louise Moore Freeland (December 4, 1914 - July 10, 2013)Edward Sedwick Freeland (June 2, 1910 - April 29, 2006)Henry Ferdinand Geike (November 22, 1896 - August 30, 1970)Herbert A. Geike (February 26, 1929 - April 4, 1986)Janet L. Geike (March 27, 1952 - September 6, 1998)Orpha L. Geike (May 20, 1902 - May 18, 1994)Paul Carl Geike (January 25, 1894 - June 2, 1968)Wendell Fredrick Geike (February 5, 1927 - July 1, 2001)Carol Jean Kaumo (July 15, 1943 - April 29, 1967)Mamie C. Klitzke (May 31, 1916 - December 5, 1998)Bertrum Lee Moore (January 22, 1907 - November 22, 1979)Ralph R. Moore (July 28, 1929 - January 20, 2001)Ralph Moore (March 28, 1901 - April 29, 1961)Harold Leonard Wilkison (July 22, 1913 - February 8, 1983)Nellie Mae Wilkison (October 13, 1910 - January 7, 1994)Roxann Wilkison (September 1, 1951 - April 29, 1967)Walter Sherman Wise (February 16, 1893 - October 30, 1955)
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