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Services January 5 for Rev Phillip Henry Burke, Jr.

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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 church.

Arrangements are under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 12/28/2018




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