William Burke, 82

William E. Burke, age 82, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Genesis Healthcare- Bryan Center. Mr. Burke had worked for many years at Inland Steel in East Chicago, Indiana and ran Morenci Recreation for many years after that. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan and was also a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War.

William E. Burke was born on January 15, 1933, in Rosiclare, Illinois, the son of Carroll C. and Marie (McCoin) Burke. He married Marjorie Johnson on February 29, 1956 and she preceded him in death in 1981, he then married Ruth E. Hutchinson on January 1, 1984 and she preceded him in death in 1997. On May 29, 1999, he married Marna (Erwin) Strait, and she survives in Bryan.

Also surviving are his step-children, Karen Wehman, of Swanton, Jean (Bobby) Aswell, of Cornelius, North Carolina, Randy (Melva) Strait, of Durham, North Carolina, Fred (Elaine) Hutchinson, of Garden Ridge, Texas and Mary Ann (John) Borck, of Wauseon, as well as several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and first two wives.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bryan, Ohio, followed by funeral services at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeff Motter officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci, Michigan.

Memorials in the name of William E. Burke may be given to Wesley United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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