Rev. Phillip Henry
Burke, Jr., of Porter, IN, passed away on December 23, 2018 at his home,
surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on
January 11, 1937, in New Auburn, WI, to Phillip and Loleta Burke, both of
whom preceded him in death.
Phillip is survived
by his wife of 59 years, Faye (Wells) Burke; his children, Phillip H. Burke,
III of Bridgeton, MO, Cherie (Rick) Knapp of Canal Winchester, OH, and
Nathaniel (Evie) Burke of Aurora, IL; his grandchildren, Ethan (Sarah)
Stahlman and Evan Stahlman; his sisters, Sonja Henry of Sun City, AZ and
Jean Lage of Machesney Park, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded
in death by his brother, Norman, and by his sisters, Lois and Virginia.
He retired after 42
years from a career of pastoring with the Evangelical United Brethren Church
and then the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Phil was a very active member of the Chesterton United Methodist Church,
where he loved taking part in mission trips and enjoyed helping with Sunday
School classes, singing in the choir, and helping his wife with Jacobís
Table. He was also a member of the Chesterton Kiwanis.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Chesterton
United Methodist Church, 434 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor
Heather Foley officiating.
The family will
receive friends on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service, at the
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be