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Herbert “Herb” J. Burke, age 72, of Celestine, Indiana, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on Monday (July 18, 2016) at home.

Herb was born on May 6, 1944 in Huntingburg, Indiana, to Herman and Lorena (Reckelhoff) Burke. He married Patricia Betz on September 1, 1973 in St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Herb was a graduate of Dubois High School

Herb was a farmer and the owner of Hall Creek Catering.

He was a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church, the Celestine Volunteer Fire Department, Schnellville Conservation Club, Schnellville Community Club, Celestine Community Club and the St. Anthony American Legion Post #493.

He enjoyed going to auctions and was interested in antique machinery.

Patty Burke, Celestine, IN
Three sons,
Chris Burke, Celestine, IN
Adam Burke, Celestine, IN
Phillip Burke, Celestine, IN
Lorena Burke, Celestine, IN
One sister,
Mary Ann Boeglin, and her husband, Randy, Huntingburg, IN
One brother,
Eugene Burke, Celestine

Preceding him in death is his father Herman Burke.

Funeral services Herbert “Herb” J. Burke will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (July 21, 2016) at St. Celestine Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The St. Anthony American Legion Post #493 will conduct military grave site rights.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday (July 20, 2016) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. St. Celestine Parish will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. The Celestine Volunteer Fire Department will have a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church, the Celestine Volunteer Fire Department or to a favorite charity.

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