Robert "Bob" Burke Obituary

Robert "Bob" Burke

March 7, 1930 - March 19, 2020
Born in Madrid, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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At this time public gatherings have been limited to 10 people or less. Private family services for Bob will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid with burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Please visit Bob's obituary on our website for a live stream starting at 9:45 a.m.

We encourage friends and extended family to share their sympathies with Bob’s family using online condolences, available on our website.

Robert “Bob” Burke, 90, of Madrid, passed away Thursday March 19, 2020 at the Madrid Home in Madrid.

Bob was born March 7, 1930, in rural Madrid son of William and Anna Pearl (Hall) Burke. He received his education in Luther and then began working with his father doing tile work.

Bob entered the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. On January 18, 1952, he married Bernadine Simons in Columbia, SC where he was stationed.

Bob and Bernadine made their home in the Madrid area where he worked for the City of Madrid and also started Madrid Sanitation Service until 1975. He also did road construction, drove truck and later purchased the Young’s Dairy Sweet and operated Burke’s Family Restaurant until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Malachy's Catholic Church, charter member of the Knights of Columbus, and a life member of Madrid VFW Post 5060.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bernadine, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include four sons, David (Becky) Burke of La Porte City, IA, Robert (Rosie) Burke Jr, Thomas Burke and Lu Verne (Mindy) Burke all of Madrid, 8 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a sister Gladys Heinen.

Due to the times we live in and the inability to come together we thank you for prayers and condolences.





Private Family Service
St. Malachy's Catholic Church
207 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA 50156
Monday, March 23, 2020
10:30 AM
Mt. Hope
RR Madrid
Madrid, IA US 50156
Monday, March 23, 2020