Ken passed away in his home on Orange Blossom Road December 25, 2014. Ken was born March 25, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio to Elmer (Jake) and Donna Burke. He was the youngest and last survivor of his brother and three sisters: Richard (Dick) Burke, Sally Burke, Janet Baker, and Eleanor (Noni) McGuire. He married Ima (Susie) Burke (who passed in 2006). They had four daughters, two of whom preceded his death. Maxine Rice (married to Rick Rice) who passed 2008 at the age of 48. Laurie Burke, who died as a baby in 1963. He is survived by his remaining two daughters: Julie Burke-Shroyer and Kristin Burke. Five grandchildren: Josheph (wife, Jen Plante)
Joshua Plante, Angela Gonzales (who is engaged to Ryan Newman), Kenneth Rogers, and James Gonzales. Ten great grandchildren: Katelynn Newman, Davina Gonzales, Chyanne, Lilly, Faith, Trinity, and Dakota Rogers, Beatrice Newman, Dragon Plante, and Kenneth D. Rogers. There are many family members who will miss him. The family is planning a potluck Memorial at their residence of 14142 Orange Blossom Road, Oakdale, CA, 95361 on January 17th, 2014. Anyone wishing to offer financial assistance for the memorial can go online to: www. gofundme.com/KennethBurkeMemorial.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Jan. 7, 2015