Ruth Burke

Ruth Ellen Burke, 67, of Lansing died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date.
Ruth Ellen was born March 2, 1948 to Joseph and Ruth (Theobald) Burke in rural New Albin. She attended elementary school in New Albin. Ruth helped in the kitchen at the New Albin School and cleaned the family room and helped in the kitchen at Makee Manor.
Ruth is survived by her siblings, Mary Sybil (Bill Tedore) Cronin of Waterloo, Ronald J. Burke of Cedar Falls and James (Rosemary) Burke of Eitzen, MN; and her nieces and nephews, Joe Burke, Janice (Rick) Monson, John Burke, James “Bernard” Burke, Jeff (Mary) Burke, Jay (Becky) Burke, Justin Burke, Mike (Carol) Burke, Mark (Teresa) Burke, Christine (Todd) Rathbone, Michelle Kirchoff, Sean (Michelle) Burke, Steve Cronin, Deann Dibble, Danell Kittelson, Denise Bolton and Stanley Cronin.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Betty Burke; her sister, Coletta Lapi; and her nephew, Jerry Burke.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.


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