Arnold A. Burke

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.

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Rose Gorman
March 6, 2015 at 5:34 pm

May God be with you. You lived a wonderful life as a father, grandfather, grand grandfather uncle, servant of the Lord and loved Aunt Ursie the most. You are now at peace with her and the Lord.

Your niece,

Rose Gorman

Ken and Mary Zischke
March 6, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Our condolences to the family. While it’s difficult losing a parent, we hope you find comfort knowing they are in a better place and are no longer suffering.

Ken and Mary Zischke

Mady Grimaldi
March 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Dear Opa,
I really miss you but I know you’re up in Heaven having an amazing time with Oma! Thank you for being the best Great Grandpa any little 9 year old girl could ask for! I love you so much!!! I will always treasure the horse book!! You were so special to me and my family! We will miss you a lot but you will never be forgotten! I love you!


Terri Bentley
March 10, 2015 at 7:52 am

My prayers go out for your family. May you rely and trust in God’s peace to comfort you.

Karen (Black) Kuenzel
March 10, 2015 at 8:24 am

May God comfort the Burke family now and in the days to come. We will meet again in heaven and join with Him in praising our Lord and King.


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