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525 - 111th Ave N
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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens
525 - 111th Ave N
Naples, FL 34108
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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
2:00 PM
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
625-111th Ave N
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DIANE LOUISE BUHRKE


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DIANE LOUISE BUHRKE Obituary
On Friday, November 23, 2018 Diane Louise (nee Raphoon) Buhrke, loving wife and longtime resident of both Chicago and Naples, passed away quietly at the age of 78. Diane was born on August 6, 1940 to Peter and Louise (nee Tusk) Raphoon in Chicago, IL. Working for over 30 years in downtown Chicago in a male-dominated maintenance division of Western Union, Diane developed a quick wit and a hearty personality, retiring in 1990. She married Burton Buhrke on November 17, 1962 and together they lived life with a flair and flourish that included their passion for the Cubs, Bears, and traveling. Diane was an avid musician playing piano daily. She also pursued her gift for gardening and growing flowers. Not lost on her neighbors was her skilled intellect as she habitually won at Mexican Train and Hand & Foot, and her epicurean skills left many enjoying her "Diane" creations. Diane is survived by her husband Burton, her sister Joyce Rossi, and her brother Jim Raphoon. Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525-111th Ave. N., Naples, FL 34108. A Memorial Mass will follow immediately 2:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625-111th Ave. N., Naples, FL 34108. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, or to Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33901. Condolences may be left online at www.HodgesNaplesMG.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Dec. 2, 2018
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