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November 21, 1941- December 18, 2022

Irene M. Burke, age 81 passed away peacefully on December 18, 2022 at Parkview Care Center in Buffalo.

Irene was active in St Francis Xavier Catholic Church until she moved to Parkview. She was an active member of the Knittin Kittens club where she contributed many hours collecting and sorting yarn and knitting many prayer shawls. She was most proud of her grandkids and great grandkids.

Irene is survived by her 2 daughters Melissa (Steve) Stone of Montrose MN and Marie Anderson of Waverly MN. Five grandchildren Steven (Kristin) Stone of Delano, Colette Stone of Montrose, Amy Bosco of Kansas City MO, Casey (Gabrielle) Stroad Montrose MN, Sam Stroad Winsted MN. Seven great-grandchildren Carson Coltin and Emilia Stone, Madison and Easton Willer and Brooklyn and Evelyn Stroad.

She is preceded in death by her husband Edwin Burke, parents Walter and Mary Johnson of Chisholm MN, siblings Maryanne Fannell, Walter (Sonny) Johnson and her son Jerry Halberg.

Services will be held on January 21st at St Francis of Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Visitation is at 10:00 with Mass

of Christian Burial at 11:00am. A small luncheon will be served at her daughters home in Montrose.

Inurnment will take place in Chisholm MN at a later date.

Special thanks to the staff at Parkview Care Center who lovingly cared for her for eight and a half years and to St Croix Hospice service who helped her through her final weeks.



7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Gen Spence

    I am sorry to the family and friends for your loss. I met Irene when she lived at the Lakeside Apartments. We continued our friendship at Park View where I currently work. I will miss her so much.

  2. Tillisch

    Our thoughts and prayers are going to the whole family 💕

    Love Todd n Diane Tillisch

  3. Gary E Fieldseth

    Our sympathy and prayers to your family with the passing of Irene.
    While I was a driver for Schu-Tran I had the pleasure of taking Irene to some of her appointments. My wife was a RN at Park View and helped with the care of Irene while she was there. Irene would always greet us whenever she saw met us there.

    Gary & Pam Fieldseth

  4. Cindy Fair

    My sympathy and prayers are with you, Melissa and your family. Your Mom had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed. Take Care.

  5. Cindy Fair

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Melissa and family. I enjoyed many visits with your Mom when I worked at Park View Care Center. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Take Care.

  6. John West

    Our condolences to the families of Irene. She was such a sweetheart with an infectious smile and spirit ❤️we had a lot of fun visits with her over the years, our Grandkids adored her❤️❤️ RIP Irene 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. John West

    Condolences to Irene’s family. Our family enjoyed visiting with her over the years! RIP Irene 🙏🏻🙏🏻
    John and Chris West and family .


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