Donald Ray Burke (April 2, 1930 - March 26, 2011)

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.

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