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Helen J. Burk


Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen J. Burk, 85, of Chatfield, Minn. died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

Helen Josephine Lynch Burk was born November 29, 1928, in Elmira Twp, Chatfield to Daniel E. and Claire H. (Manahan) Lynch. She graduated from St. Charles High School in 1946. She then went to work for the Bell Telephone Company as an operator. She worked at Mayo Clinic from 1978-1990.

On April 30, 1948, Helen married Robert Duane Burk at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. The couple made their home in Chatfield where she was a member of the Altar Society-Veronica/Theresa Division. She enjoyed playing bingo, going for rides, and crossword puzzles. Helen was blessed to live in the same house for over 60 years on North Main Street in Chatfield.

Helen is survived by six children: Robert (Mary) Burk of Eyota, Minn; Daniel (Cheryl) Burk of Chatfield; G. Thomas (Ellyn Erickson) Burk of Madelia, Minn; William (Sheila) Burk of Chatfield: Judy (Kirk) Finseth of St. Charles; and Patricia “Sis” (boyfriend Dan) Stenzel of Rochester; Brother in Law Marvin Pettey; Sister in Law Roberta Manahan; Brother in Law Darrell Burk; She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert, five Siblings: Delores McBroom, Lorraine Meyer, Gerald Lynch, Donald Lynch, & Katherine Pettey; and and two great grandsons, Tanner & Tate Stewart.

A Funeral Mass was on Saturday, December 14th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield with Father Patrick Ahrens officiating. Visitation was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield.

One man’s goodbye is another’s good buy

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

After a lifetime of reading and collecting books, Ed Jackson of Chatfield, Minn. has decided it’s time to say good bye to his vast collection of approximately 4,000 books and has opened a bookstore called Famous Books in the basement of his home. ..... 
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Chatfield 2014 levy down slightly

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the December 9 meeting of the Chatfield City Council the 2014 final budget and property tax levy was adopted showing a decrease of .0002 percent in the levy or about $24. The total 2014 levy will be $1,225,793. City Clerk Joel Young credited th ..... 
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Trailer Trash with Six Mile Grove presents “Trashy Little Xmas” live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

On December 19th, 2013 get ready to rock off your Christmas socks with some incredible holiday jams provided by honky-tonk and multi-genre-playing band Trailer Trash. From the band’s website: “Have yourself a honky tonky little Xmas with the ..... 
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Local artist spreads joy with Playtime Jubilee

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Local artist Karl Unnasch has completed a sculpture that is spreading joy to the City of Silver Spring, Md., the Washington D.C. area, the Fillmore County area, and perhaps the world. The sculpture, which is titled Playtime Jubilee, began as only ..... 
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Barbara Jean Schultz

Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Barbara Jean Schultz, 72, of Chatfield, Minn., died November 26, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Barbara was born on July 12, 1941 at her family home near Orion Township in Olmsted County to Carol and Emily (Groen) Schrader. Bar ..... 
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Engineering proposal accepted for planned 2014 improvement project

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the Chatfield City Council’s November 25 meeting a proposal from WSB and Associates was accepted for engineering services related to planned 2014 street and utility improvements. Councilor Paul Novotny was absent. Chatfield is planning a subs ..... 
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Famous Books grand opening!

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Famous Books Grand Opening!! November 29, 30 & December 1, 12:00-6:00 pm. 4000 quality hardcovers: contemporary fiction, classics, histories, military, biographies, art, music, wildlife, young readers, cookbooks, large print titles, Christmas speci ..... 
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Chatfield students utilize iPads for class projects

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

The last couple of weeks for the entire Chatfield School District has been exciting time as fall athletic tournament time has taken Chatfield on the road to both the Mayo Civic Center for girls volleyball and the Metrodome for football. The exciteme ..... 
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