The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 14, 2014

Raymond Burke

The Commercial-News

---- — Raymond Burke, 76, of Oakwood, passed away with his family at his side at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Raymond was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Danville, the son of Robert and Minnie (Baker) Burke.

He married Evelyn Calton on July 17, 1966. She survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Victoria (Robert) Bales of Urbana; one brother, Russell Burke of Arizona; one sister, Erma Wheeler of Oakwood; and two grandchildren, Samantha Ann and Robert Raymond, both of Urbana.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Robert, Richard, Roy and Ralph; and one sister, Martha.

Raymond enjoyed being retired from Kraft after 28 years. He loved to spend time with family and helping others out with there outdoor projects. He also enjoyed hunting mushrooms and fishing.

A Celebration of Raymond’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Sunset Funeral Home Oakwood Chapel, A Life Celebration Home, in Oakwood. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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