Frank D. Burke passed away at home on Saturday, September 2nd after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He was 67.
Frank was a lifelong resident of Lansing. He was born to Robert and Ione (Murphy) Burke on January 5, 1956. He graduated from J. W. Sexton High School (class of 1974), where he played the trombone in the marching band. He completed an associate’s degree at Lansing Community College and a degree in electronics. Frank had many jobs over the course of his life, but finished his career working for the State of Michigan’s Treasury Department for 20 years.
Frank was a fun and funny man who enjoyed lifting weights, going to the beach, and playing softball and cards with friends and family. A fan of sports in general, Frank rooted especially for Michigan State University and the Detroit Tigers. Frank took great pride in caring for his home and property. He had many friends who knew him to be a thoughtful, kind, caring and generous soul. He was a wonderful brother to Pat and Bob, and a good husband to Stephany. He will be greatly missed by all.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Stephany, as well as his brothers Robert (Mary) and Patrick (Beth), and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his in-laws John Fishbeck (Laurie Dawson), Jim Fishbeck (Lee Morgan), Jan (Bill) Heston, Janet (Nick) Marcanio, Greg Persondek, and Jill Royster. His sweet ginger cat, Lucy, will miss curling up for a nap in Frank’s lap.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI, 48933. A private inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Greater Lansing Food Bank