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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Phillip Burke Jr.

Posted: December 29 2018 at 10:11 AM

Rev. Phillip Burke Jr., retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, died Sunday, December 23, 2018, surrounded by his family at the age of 81.

Phil became a probationary member of the Northern Illinois Conference in 1957 and was ordained an elder in 1961. During his ministry Phil served Meriden, Rock City, David, Granite City: Good Shepherd, North Northfield, Crete, Mt. Morris, Freeport: Faith, Downers Grove: First (Associate) and United Church of Sandwich. Phil retired in 2000.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Chesterton United Methodist Church, 434 S 2nd St, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor Heather Foley officiating. The visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Words of condolence may be sent to Phil's family at 1650 Main Street, Porter, IN  46304
Father, we ask You to send Your peace to Rev. Phillip Burke and his family who are mourning the loss of Phillip. Continue to surround them with family, friends and loved ones who will offer words of comfort. Help them to put their trust in You as they find your strength and meaning even in the midst of sorrow.

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