Official Obituary of

Gerald "Jerry" Burke

July 30, 1946 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Gerald "Jerry" Burke Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” Charles Burke, age 77, of Verndale, Minnesota, passed away on March 22, 2024, at Perham Living Nursing Home in Perham, Minnesota.

Gerald Charles Burke was born on July 30, 1946, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Raymond and Lois Burke. He attended Grand Forks High School and graduated with the class of 1965. After high school Jerry started working in construction building grain elevators in Grand Forks and then later in Iowa. Jerry also worked at a printing press while he was living in the Cities area.

Jerry was blessed to have six children: Troy, Tracy, Tara, Travis, Tiffany, and Jeremy.

Jerry met Darla Morlock in 2004 and they were united in marriage on August 8, 2008, in Chaska, Minnesota.

Jerry enjoyed many things in life but especially fishing, camping, gardening, building things, and telling funny stories. He was a great storyteller and could make normal life happenings a funny tale to share with his family.

Deeply loved, Jerry’s passing will be mourned by his wife of 15 years Darla; his children: Tracy (Tina) Burke, Tara (Shawn) Ross, Travis (Stacy) Burke, Tiffany Hallick, and Jeremy Burke; his stepson Danny (Charlotte) Dickey; his grandchildren: Kelsey, Ashley, Sabrina, Andrea, Allison, Abbigail, Connor, Michela, Parker, Lexi, Shawny, Alayah, Haley, William, Lila, Haylee, and Brailyn; his siblings: Pat, Mike, Paul, Steve; and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, son Troy, stepson Gene Dickey, brother Ron, and great-granddaughter Inayah.

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