Shelbyville Daily Union


July 9, 2013

Robert "Bob" Burke

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Robert "Bob" Burke


Robert "Bob" C. Burke, 76, of Arcola, IL died July 6, 2013 at home surrounded by family in Arcola.

Services will be 1:30 pm Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption.

Visitation will be from 11:30 am until service time.

Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Robert was born June 3, 1937 in Assumption, IL the son of Harley C. and Myrtle (Smith) Burke. He married Leah Gilleland March 31, 1963 in Quincy, IL. She survives.

Robert served in the United States Army, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and was a truck driver. Retired from trucking in 2000.

He enjoyed gardening, story telling, cooking, traveling, and family.

Surviving are his wife Leah, son Clinton (Elizabeth) Burke of Arcola, daughters; Melissa Dawson of Arcola and Katherine Burke of Arcola, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brothers; Ralph (Mary) Burke of Mt. Auburn, IL, Leroy Burke of Shelbyville, IL, and Dale Burke of Taylorville, IL, sisters; Shirley (Gary) Warner of Vandalia, IL and Ruth (Orland) Johnson of Nokomis, IL.

Preceding him in death are his parents and one nephew.

Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at

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