Paul F. Burke (1933 - 2017)

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INTERLACHEN, Fla. – Paul Francis Burke, 83, of Interlachen, Fla. passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following a brief illness. A native of Independence, Iowa, Paul's family relocated to Interlachen where they owned and operated the Country Kitchen Restaurant. Upon the sale of the business he was employed by Seminole Electric Power Plant and retired in 1996. Paul served in the US Army during the Korean conflict, was a 41-year member of The American Legion in Interlachen and served on the Interlachen Town Council as well as many civic organizations. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Interlachen.
He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Alice Burke; brothers: Jack, Leo, Joe, and Leonard; and sisters: Katherine and Marie.
He is survived by his wife, Sonya L. Burke; children: Russ (Chris), Kellie (Jim Rye), Dan (Alice), Mary (Mike Murray), John (Linda), Ted (Cindy), Margaret (Tom Allen), Andy (Jessica) and David (Gina); sister, Evelyn Sivils (Don) of Bartlesville, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father James O'Neal as celebrant. Burial will follow in PineView Cemetery in Interlachen with military honors bestowed by American Legion Post 293. The family will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul's memory to St. Gerard House for Unwed Mothers, PO Box 4382, St. Augustine, FL 32085, or to a .
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Paul's Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Interlachen.
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Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home & Crematory
Hwy 20 W
Interlachen, FL 32148
(386) 684-3360
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 15 to Mar. 22, 2017