John F. Burke

John F. Burke

John F. Burke, age 75, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Jyme Burke (nee Davis), his daughter, Julie (Larry Gelin) Burke; his grandson, Tyce Carlson; his brothers and sisters, Don (Ruth) Widner, Rick (Janice) Widner, Ike (Cathy) Widner, Tim (Minerva) Widner, Bobbie Jo (Jim) Meredith and Christine Parks; his step-dad, Merle (Anne) Widner and his brother in law, Jerry Curl. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his mother, Leona Widner; his brother, Wayne (Judy) Burke and his sisters, Linda Curl, Diane (John) Bush and Debbie Marriner. John was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. After he was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps he married, Jyme Davis on July 3rd, 1965. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He always did what he could for his family. John was an avid fisherman. He always had a fishing story to share, and always shared his best fishing spots. John had a quick wit and funny comment to lighten any mood. John enjoyed watching NASCAR and spending time tossing the toy for his dog Cookie. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Farkas Funeral Home, 3201 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park. For more information, please call 815-725-0100 or visit www.farkasfuneralhome.com
December 23, 1944 - June 29, 202012/23/194406/29/2020
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Kimberly Chellino-Pachter
6 days ago
Very very sorry for you and your families loss .
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Kathie Costa
6 days ago
Bobbie and your entire family, the Costa family sends our deepest condolences. Our hearts break for you. You are all in our prayers. Love to all. Hugs and kisses. Frank, Kathie, Anthony, Joseph, and Matthew.
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Larry Duffy
6 days ago
In our high school years John and I were best friends. He drove a 53 Mercury and I had a 57 Retractable. One night I saw him on the road coming my way. I pulled into his lane then he pulled into my lane and we passed each other. The next time we met I told him not to do ... Continue Reading
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Deepest Sympathy Love, Gloria (Steve) Miller and Family
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Jen Small
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Karen Bush Huff
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Our love and condolences. The Huff family. Karen (Bush) Kris, JJ and Lucas. (John and Diane Bush daughter)
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Annie Sira
1 week ago
I helped train their sweet little puppy. So very sorry for your loss. He was so engaging we talked as much as we trained. RIP
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robert peterson
1 week ago
I have so many story's that John and i share from our work at Witco together and our fishing outings. John was truly my friend. I heard all his storys "twice". We will miss you. Rob "bubba" Peterson
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The Koerner Family
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Love You Forever. Rick and Janice
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