Obituary of Gerald Irvin Burkle
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Gerald I. Burkle, 86 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020 at MercyOne Senior Care, Dyersville, Iowa.
Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m., Thursday, October 8 , 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where American Legion Post #137 will have a service at 7p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery and Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 137. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Jerry was born July 6, 1934 in Dubuque County, Iowa the son of Paul and Anna (Olberding) Burkle. He married RoseAnn Rahe on September 13, 1958 in Petersburg, Iowa. Together they farmed & raised their family just northeast of Dyersville. Jerry was a proud member of the US Army as well as the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, RoseAnn, children: Jean (Wayne) Naber, of Cedar Falls, Rick (Danna) Burkle of Alamogordo, NM, Randy Burkle of Earlville, Paul Burkle of Bettendorf, Judy (Dan) Gotto of Bankston, Joe (Julie) Burkle of Urbandale. 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, siblings: Harold (Gladys) Burkle and Doris (Alvin) Hermsen both of Dyersville, in-laws: Verna Mae Burkle and Lorraine Burkle both of Dyersville, Richard (Judy) Rahe of Dubuque, Paul (Grace) Rahe and Robert (Rita) Rahe both of Dyersville, Steve (Jean) Rahe of Earlville, Marilee (Dean) Stoline of Gaithersburg, MD, Connie (Paul) Wedewer of Aurora, CO, Charles (Bev) Rahe of Petersburg, Margie Rahe of Iowa City and Dave (Melinda) Rahe of Georgetown, TX and several nieces, nephews & friends.
He was preceded in death by his Daughter in-law: Deb Burkle, Grandchild: Kyle Burkle, Great Grandchild: Natalie Kluesner, parents, parents-in-law, Leo and Marie Rahe, siblings: Charles (Luetta) Burkle, Leon (Theresa) Burkle, Lorraine (Joe) Stephan, George (Thelma) Burkle, Bernard Burkle, Walter Burkle, Betty (Jerome Hermsen & John Gassmann); in-laws: Dena Rahe, Ronald Rahe and several nieces & nephews.
Jerry enjoyed playing euchre, golfing and watching the Chicago cubs.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy One Senior Care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.