Age 93, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away March 5, 2015. He was born December 4, 1921, in Lansing, MI, son of the late Arthur and Minnie Burke.
Arnold was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School and a longtime member of Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church and served in many capacities in church related functions. He retired from the State of Michigan Highway Department. Arnold was also a lifetime farmer and was the proud third-generation caretaker of his family’s centennial farm. He loved horses and history. He had an unsurpassed sense of humor and truly believed “what will be, will be.”
He is survived by his children, Tom (Beckie) Burke, Doug (Tina) Burke, Cindy (Bill) Grimaldi and Cheryl (Dale) Feldkamp; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; plus nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ursula and siblings Gladys, Don, Ethel, Velma, Zelda, Carol and Marjorie June.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansing. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church or Grace Haven Assisted Living in St. Johns, MI.