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Obituary Condolences

Age 87, of Duluth passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her home. She was born March 27, 1926 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of John and Margaret (Barrett) Burke. She was a devout Catholic and was very proud of her Irish heritage. Mary truly cherished her family and friends and will be greatly missed by many. She is survived by her children, Jim (Susan), Peter (Sally), and Julie; daughter-in-law, Joan Stryker; step-children, Becky (John) Hogan, David Lewandowski, Molly Andary, Tom (Diane) Lewandowski, and Holly (Chris) Nemec; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gerry (Howard) Boyer and Mother Jacqueline "Sugar" Burke; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jack Stryker in 1977; second husband, Leon Lewandowski in March 2013; a son, Charlie Stryker; a sister, Patty Kump; two brothers, Jack and Jim Burke; and a grandson, Marcus Andary. A Memorial Service will be held 1 pm on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the St. John's United Church of Christ, Madeline Island, LaPointe, WI. Burial will follow the service at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. In June 2014, a Memorial Service will be held in her honor in St. Paul, MN. Bratley Funeral Home Washburn, WI www.bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 15, 2013
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