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Margaret M. Burken - 86

9/22/1933 - 1/17/2020

Clinton, IA

     Margaret Mary Kenney Burken, our beautiful mother, age 86 of Clinton, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Prince of Peace Parish, celebrated by Msgr. Francis Henricksen.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21st at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.  Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

 

     Margaret was born in Clinton on September 22, 1933, the daughter of Gerald and Ethel (Doyle) Kenney.  She graduated from Mt. St. Clare Academy in 1950.  Margaret married Robert Burken on October 24, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Church in Clinton.  Margaret had worked at Allen’s Tea Room, Burpee Seed’s, the Shot Tower Inn, Calamus Country Club and at Target as well as a caregiver for her family.  She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, a member of their ladies auxiliary, where she volunteered on the funeral luncheon teams.  She was a baker and devoted servant of the prayer chain.  She loved spending time with her family, sewing, crafts, and feeding and watching the birds.  She was an avid fan of the Cubs and Lumberkings and was the family historian.

 

     Margaret is survived by 4 children; Theresa Barr of Clinton, Beth (Rick) Rannfeldt of Clinton, David (Carrie) Burken of Sebastian, FL and Mary Rose Burken of Clinton; 10 grandchildren: Brian, Steve, Michelle, Nicole, Danny, Chris, Carmen, Kassy, Kyle and Amanda and 7 great grandchildren: Bryce, Alexis, Madison, Kiben, Kasia, Everett and Charity.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald; 3 brothers, Robert, Gerald and James and 2 sisters, Marilyn and Ellen.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the Shriner’s.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21st at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

A Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Prince of Peace Parish, celebrated by Msgr. Francis Henricksen.

4 Comments

  • Wanda Schlotfeldt

    on 01/20/20

      She was so kind to everyone. Reminded me of my own mom, found something good in everyone. May God bless and hold you all ,in  His loving arms. Keep your faith, as your mom did , and you will make it through this together. Our love, hugs and prayers, to each of you.

     

  • Jane Harding

    on 01/21/20

    My sympathy to you all. Your mom was such a loving caregiver of everyone, but  especially Mary Rose.

  • Craig Logan

    on 01/21/20

    I am sorry Margaret has left us.  She was always so kind and caring.  May she be enjoying her just reward and let us all know how lucky we were to have known her.

  • Marty Brubaker

    on 04/11/20

    Prayers for the family for your loss. I didn't know her but I worked with Dave way back in the day. My condolences, Marty

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