William Burke

DEGRAFF - William Burke, 91, of DeGraff, passed away Monday morning, January 23, 2017 at Green Hills Care Center.

Bill was born in Sidney on February 18, 1925 to the late William J. and Cora M. (Crim) Burke. He married Marian Midlam Burke in 1945 in Clinton, Oklahoma and she died December 8, 1973. Bill married Shirley Hall Burke on October 18, 1975 in DeGraff, and she died on August 14, 2016.

Bill was a World War II veteran of the US Navy. He worked as a tool grinder for 33 years at Rockwell International in Bellefontaine and four years at Boeing in Columbus. Bill was a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church and the Quincy VFW – Post 3528 where he was Quartermaster for many years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, NASCAR and radio controlled model airplanes and boats.

Bill is survived by daughters: Karen (Terry) Heath of Quincy and Karol (Bob) Cummings of Belle Center; sons Timothy D. (Kathy) Latimer of Bellefontaine, Ken (Rita) Latimer of Tennessee and Jeffery L. (Valarie) Latimer of Bellefontaine; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister Eileen Schraedly of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law: Donna Williams of DeGraff and Marge Burch of Jackson Center; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, 210 West Hayes St. DeGraff, on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6-8pm. Pastor Michael Mitchell will officiate the funeral on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside EMS, PO Box 2, DeGraff, OH 43318, or to the Logan County Veterans to DC Fund, PO Box 516, DeGraff, OH 43318.

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Published in Weekly Currents from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2017
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