Verle E. Burke, 81, of Shipshewana, died on Friday, April 18 at his residence.
He was born on April 21, 1932, in Woodsfield, OH, to Clyde and Alice (Cline) Burke.
On June 3, 1955, in Canal Fulton, OH he married Mary E. Church, she died January 18, 2003.
Surviving are a daughter, Mattie Pearl (Dan) Bowman of Creston, OH; a son, Jim (Christina) Burke of Shipshewana; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Marylee, Kay and Janet, all of OH; two brothers, Vernon (Billie) Burke of Coshocton, OH and Bob (Lois) Burke of Mazland, OH; and Joyce Bell, who was like a daughter to him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother, Dan Burke, and sister, Clara.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Middlebury. He was a Korean War Army veteran and is a member of the American Legion, Constantine, MI.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at Faith Baptist Church, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22 also at the church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Donald Chesher. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to Faith Baptist Church Middlebury.