Larry J. Burke

Burke, J. Larry Of Waukesha, passed away peacefully at Season's Hospice surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the age of 85 years. He was born on December 10, 1927, in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Edwin J. Burke, Sr. and Rose Mary (nee Werner) Burke. Larry was a proud Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Vince Schneider Crane Service and retired from Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental after many years of service. Larry has been a 35 year member of Operating Engineers Local 139. Most of all he was an avid motor home traveler, golfer and enjoyed cross words, playing cards and boating. Larry will be sadly missed by his wife, Arlene (nee Konrath); children, Timothy M. (Maureen) Burke, Kevin J. (Sydney M. Tungate-Burke) Burke, Mary Margaret (Michael) Ryan, Patrick J. Burke, William E. Burke, Robert E. Burke, Ann M. (Chris) Grounds and Daniel S. Burke; grandchildren, Margaret "Meggie" Ryan, Philip Burke, Rachel (Philip) Bidwell, Talia Burke, Lauren Burke, Kenneth Burke, Angelia Burke, Kevyn Rae Burke, Caitlin Ryan, Kelly Grounds and Peggy Grounds, Mikayla Topp; step-grandchildren, Dennis (Paula) Ryan, Tom (Tricia) Ryan and 3 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margaret Louise "Peggy" (nee Howie); brother, Edwin John (Jean) Burke, Jr.; grandchildren, Jacklyn and Lawrence Burke. The visitation for Larry will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. A second visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. The entombment will immediately follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Larry's name to St. William Catholic Church (see address above) or Knights of Columbus, 1800 S. 92nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53214 or a would be appreciated. A special thank you for the care and compassion the staff at Season's Hospice gave to Larry and his family.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013