Steven V. Burke, 74 of Denmark, Iowa, passed away Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.
He was born on February 14, 1949, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Edmund and Shirley (Lingenfelter) Burke. On June 21, 1968, he married Monica Pollpeter at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife: Monica; brother: William (Deanna) Burke; sisters-in-law: Jane Bell, Alice (Gary) McCannon and Dorothy Pollpeter. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Chad; nephew: Joe Burke and two brothers-in-law: Carl Bell and Mark Pollpeter.
Steve was a graduate of Fort Madison High School. He worked as a superintendent at Raid Quarries then worked at First Miss, Excide and Lee County Secondary Roads as a motor grader. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Fort Madison. His greatest joy was his John Deere lawn tractor. Steve was a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed spending time outside tending to his yard and helping others.
His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Family Parish in Fort Madison.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Family Parish in Fort Madison with Father Joseph Phung as celebrant.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point, Iowa.
Memorials have been established in his memory for Denmark Ball Association or Denmark Fire and Rescue.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.