Col. David K. Burke USAF Ret.
1945 - 2019
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Col. David K. Burke, USAF, Ret. July 24th, 1945 - August 9th, 2019

Colonel Burke was born in Portland, Oregon. He served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, and then with the Civil Air Patrol as the Liaison Officer for Kansas and Missouri. In July 1997, he transitioned to Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for the Air Force JROTC at Highland Park High School, and then at Branson High School, Branson, Missouri, serving a total of 18 years at those two schools.

Colonel Burke is survived by his beloved wife Nancy, their four children, Russell, Jeffrey and his spouse Amber, Katherine, Victoria and her spouse Brian Taylor, one Grandchild, Coen, and a brother, Harold.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at Williams Memorial Chapel of the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri on September 28th, 2019 at 1:00pm.

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2019.
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September 29, 2019
He was very good instructor at highland park high school jrotc he was my favorite
Ashley Bennett
September 24, 2019
Thank you Col. Burke for your service and dedication to educating young people.
It was a pleasure to work with you.
Kimberly Wright
September 23, 2019
Nancy & Family,

My love thoughts prayers and condolences are with you during this time. May you find peace and comfort in knowing Col. Burke will continue to live on in your hearts and the stories that you share. Also knowing ALL of the lives he has touched throughout his military and teaching careers.
I was a student of Col. Burke's, Msg. Loreman & Thadison's at HPHS. Class of 2000/2001. I will always cherish my high school years and the days I got to spend with them.


Rebecca Warner (Shisler)
Rebecca Warner
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