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Karen Jean Burke

June 16, 1941 — April 5, 2016


Karen Jean Burke, 74, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at UW Hospital in Madison after a sudden illness.
Karen was born June 16,1941 to Howard and Dorothy Love, and with her mother's passing was raised by father and step-mother, Anna Love.
Karen completed Licensed Practical Nursing School , then married Edward J. Burke and became a mother and homemaker. She also did in- home child care. She loved reading, shopping, animals, and especially enjoyed family visits and calls. She also enjoyed volunteer work with senior citizens.
She is survived by 3 daughters and a son; Terrri Hyke, Sherri (Craig) Schulthess, Dan (Pauline) Burke, Jennifer (Patrick) Jamison, her grandchildren; Aaron Hyke, Aldía Hyke, Anna Hyke, and Alex Hyke, Marisa Burke and Dalton Burke, and 3 Great-grandchildren; Drake, Allister and William Hyke.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and stepmother.
Special thanks to the staff at Hillside Manor, Beaver Dam Community Hospital and UW Hospital for their care and dedication to Karen.
Karen is greatly loved and missed by family and friends and will be remembered forever. " I hope that your spirit soared , like the eagles you adored, to a place of peace and love."
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