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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.

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