November 27, 1934 - December 14, 2020
MEMORIAL MASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. Patricia Powers Burke, 86, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Monday December 14, 2020, at Arbor Place within Meth-Wick Community. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic, Marion. Inurnment: Calvary Cemetery in Ryan, Iowa. Pat “Patty” was born on November 27, 1934, to Joseph A. Powers and Julia F. (McMahon) Powers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Franklin High School and was then employed by Allis Chalmers where she met the love of her life, Jim Burke. Pat and Jim were married on June 2, 1956, in Cedar Rapids. Pat loved spending time with her family, camping, traveling, baking pies, sewing, going to auctions and garage sales, and helping to shape the lives of her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Jim Burke; her five children, Linda (David) Schultz of Naples, Florida, Peggy Chute of Marion, John (Sheryl) Burke of Robins, Carol (Dave) Kraayenbrink of Waukee, Iowa and Brenda (Bill) Stroschein of Marion; 12 grandchildren, Carrie (Ted) Semelroth, Emily (Wes Mallgren) Schultz, Sara (Brandon) DeWitt, Dan Chute, Ava and Olivia Burke, Danielle and Nicole Kraayenbrink, Jordan (Kaelin), Austin, Ryan and Madison Stroschein; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Landon, Addyson and Aiden Semelroth, Gavin and Quinton Mallgren, and Grace and Atlee DeWitt. Pat is also survived by her brothers, George Powers and Joe (Janet) Powers; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Julia Powers; her sisters, Mary (Oliver) Klein, Joan (Wallace) Kann and Julia Darlene Powers; and sister-in-law, Holly Powers. Our hearts go out to all who loved Pat and cared for her throughout her illness. Memorials in Pat’s memory may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Foundation on their website at www.alz.org Please leave a memory of Pat you’d like to share with the family at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
MEMORIAL MASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. Patricia Powers Burke, 86, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Monday December 14, 2020, at Arbor Place within Meth-Wick Community. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday,... View Obituary & Service Information
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