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Lois Burkle


Lois M. Burkle, 79, of Dyersville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque from complications related to surgery.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave. SW, in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home before funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Davis will officiate.
Lois was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Petersburg, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Loretta (Koch) Goedken. She married Donald Burkle on June 23, 1959, in Petersburg. Together they farmed near Dyersville until moving to town in 1992.
Lois was an extraordinary farm wife who loved quilting, cooking, baking and taking pictures. She also kept up the family tree information.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Burkle; children, Ruth (fiance Dan Kennedy) Utter of Marion, Jeff (special friend Janelle Shimon) Burkle of Dyersville and Scott (Terri) Burkle of Dubuque; a daughter-in-law, Lisa (Tom) Reutzel of Lakeville, Minn.; grandchildren, Jeremy (Noor) Burkle, Justin and Molly Burkle and Madison and Robert Reutzel; siblings, Joan Pasker, Dale Goedken and Delaine (Paul) Knipper, all of Dyersville, Delores (Terry) O'Brien of Cascade, Sr. Rita Goedken of Morton, Miss., Dennis (Ann) Goedken of Cottage Grove, Wis., and Charles (Patrice) Goedken of Harrisburg, Pa.; in-laws, Doris Goedken of Dyersville, Lisa Goedken of Conception Junction, Mo., Delores Burkle and Leander (Lavonne) Burkle, both of Earlville, and Delbert (Dorothy) Burkle of Dyersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Timothy Jude Burkle in 2004; siblings, David Goedken in infancy, Floyd Goedken, Sr. Angela Goedken and Martin Goedken; and in-laws, Urban Pasker, Jim Burkle, Alice (Jerome) Wulfekuhle, Herb (Wilma) Burkle and Cletus (Grace) Burkle.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.