Grace Anna Burke

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Grace Anna Burke

January 02, 1925 - February 19, 2019

Grace Anna Burke Grace Anna (Buelow) Burke, 94, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at the Alverno on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. A Funeral Mass will take place at 12 pm on Friday, February 22, at Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church. A visitation will occur 2 hours prior from 10 am until the Funeral Mass at the Church. Burial takes place at St. Mary's Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Grace was born January 2, 1925 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Reinholdt and Anna (Harkins) Buelow. She was a 1943 Graduate of Lyon's High School. Grace was united in marriage to William Burke on April 12, 1947 at St. Irenaeus Church.

Grace was a homemaker and also worked as a Sales Clerk for Von Maur for 10 years.

Grace was a member of St. Patrick's Parish and then Prince of Peace Parish. She was also a member of the DCCW group, as well as, several card clubs.

Grace was an avid reader, she loved to knit and enjoyed participating in card clubs - a proficient 500 card game player. She was also an excellent cook. Grace loved to socialize with family and friends, always staying up on current events. She was a devout Catholic who loved her faith. Above all, she loved her entire family very much and will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.

She is survived by her children - Jeanne Ann (Ted) Williams of Clinton, Patrick (Kathleen) of Le Claire, IA, Cynthia (David) Harcourt of Alabaster, AL, Joseph (Rachel) Burke of Indianapolis, IN, John (Lucrecia) Burke of Gilbert, AZ; 7 Grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers - Ralph (JoAnn) Buelow of Clinton, IA and Earl (June) Buelow of Camanche, IA, with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Published on February 19, 2019
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Friday February 22, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Church

1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive, Clinton, IA, USA

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Friday February 22, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Church

1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive, Clinton, IA, USA


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John Bendixen
Feb 22, 2019
My wife Marilyn & myself would like to express our sincere condolences to the family for your loss of Grace. Over the years we would periodically visit Grace at her house when we were passing through Clinton on the way to Rockford. Marilyn enjoyed catching up on what was happening with her family. Grace was an extremely nice person.

Kindest Regards,

John & Marilyn Bendixen
Earl Buelow and Family
Feb 21, 2019
Aunt Grace will be missed. She’s in our thoughts and prayers.
Sue Hardy
Feb 21, 2019
Pat and Kathy I'm am sorry for your loss.
John and Becky Sciortino
Feb 20, 2019
Condolences to the Burke family on loss of your mother. We will always remember Aunt Grace with love.
Donna Burke
Feb 20, 2019
It’s nice to remember all the wonderful times we shared together. My deepest condolences to the family.
Love, Donna
Corinne and Tom Smolarek
Feb 20, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to your family. I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Aunt Grace, Uncle Bill and my cousins. Our prayers are with you all. Love Corinne
Jim Burke
Feb 20, 2019
Was I ever lucky to have such a Great Aunt.
I recall, as a child staying overnight and walking down the street to the local donut shop at 10 at night when the donuts were just fresh. She knew just the right time to be there and how to make a really fun night spoiling us kids.
She will be a terrific advocate for all of us, now that she is reunited with Uncle Bill and Grampa John.
Love to all .
Glenda Wingler
Feb 20, 2019
Mary I am sorry for you and your families loss. You are in my thoughts