Barbara Leslie BURKE

September 24, 1928July 2, 2018

BURKE, L. Barbara, age 89, of Rockford, MI, passed away on July 2, 2018. She was born August 24, 1928 in Grand Rapids to the late Peter and Helene (Fountain) Byl.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Robert.

She is survived by her daughter, Patti Jachim [Terry]; son, Robert Burke [Shirley]; four grandchildren, Jill Hiemstra, Tracy Vansolkema [Andy], Kelly Holland [Matt], and Katie Ceclan [Horia]; four great grandchildren, Jake, Taylor, Owen, and Sawyer; and numerous other friends and family who will miss her dearly.

Barb was an executive secretary at a law office, and partnered with her husband in many business ventures. She loved to play golf, cards, and dance. In honor of Barb, all family and friends please raise a glass of your favorite beverage and toast to a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Great Lakes Caring Hospice. The family also extends their gratitude to StoryPoint Assisted Living Center for their care. In keep with Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place.


Barbara Leslie BURKE

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Kristine Bergsma/Heimler

July 8, 2018

You were one of a kind. The good Lord gained another angel. Jack and I will never forget the help and thought fullness you showed us over the years.
You will be missed greatly by our whole family. Know peace with Bob.

We love you always

Kris/Jack and the whole Bergsma gang

Susan Kapteyn

July 8, 2018

Dear Bob and Shirley, you are in my thoughts and prayers, Wallinwood was a great street to live on, remember many times going down to your house, your mom & dad were always so sweet to me...take care, Susan