Phillip Burke was born in Brainard, Minnesota to Leonard and Juletta Burke on November 19, 1934.
He grew up in Moline, Illinois where he was a Scout Master, Youth Leader and Sunday School teacher
for many years. He was Manager of Engineered Systems at Hydromatic Pump Company in Ashland,
Ohio where he served as an assistant scout master and helped in 4H. He retired from Black and Veatch
Consulting Engineers in Kansas City, MO. He enjoyed spending time with his much loved family and
creating woodworking gifts for his great grandchildren and family.
He will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Jeanine Burke, oldest son and wife, Kim and Ron Ross, Eric
and Kim Burke, his grandson, Jarrod (Hali Chapman) Ross, great grandchildren, Taylor Shopbell, Tage
Ross, Tesalynn Ross, RJ Truman, Juliana and Gabby Chapman, sisters Katie McRae, Donna Kimbell,
brother Edward (Velma) Burke, brother-in-law Ronald (Alice) Lyons, sisters-in-law Linda Stein,
Marsha Peterson, Nancy (Mark) Stevens and many well loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, parents Leonard and Juletta Burke, parents-in-
law, Roy and Lorene Lyons, brother Jim Burke, brothers-in-law Don Stein, Jim Peterson, Gene Cramm,
Don Kimbell, sister-in-law Lois Burke and nephew, Steven Burke.
Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday January 16, 2020 at Fickes Funeral Home with Trudy Bates
officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be in Nankin
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity 19 West Main Street #4 Ashland, OH
44805 or to the Boy Scouts of America 3 North Main Street #303 Mansfield, OH 44902.
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