Mar. 19, 1933 - Sep. 26, 2019

Date of Service: Oct. 3, 2019

BURLEY – Glen Burke, 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

Glen was born March 19, 1933, at home in Grace, Idaho, to Denzil and Annie Melva Hansen Burke. He was raised in the Grace area where he farmed many years with his father and brothers. Glen was the sixth of seven boys. He was just eight years old when his mother died suddenly leaving Denzil to raise the boys alone.

Glen joined the United States Air Force after graduating from Grace High School in 1951. He was a helicopter mechanic. He proudly served four years of active duty and four in the reserves. He returned home to live with Denzil, who had moved to Pocatello. He first worked as a baker with his brother, Boyd, before going to work at Coke, then Rowland’s Dairy for about 12 years, and finally working for A.M.I. for the last 20-plus years of his career. He was a hard working man who provided the best he could for his dear family.

Glen was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many callings. He loved to go home teaching.

He met Connie Call at a dance. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple on June 20, 1975. Glen and Connie had a son, Alan Glen, who was born in 1977. Alan lived only a short four days. Carina was born in 1980. He was a wonderful father who taught the responsibility of hard work and the reward of good values.

He loved to garden and care for his home and tinker in the garage. Camping was another love and he went many times. He was also a wonderful dancer, earning awards while attending the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

He leaves behind his wife, Connie, of 44 years; his daughter, Carina (Kyle) Blacker; grandchildren, Micah (Johnathan) Evans, Bradley, Jenna and Joseph Blacker; great grandsons, Hugh and Jake, all of Burley, Idaho; brothers-in-law, Steve (Debbie) Call, Jim (Nedra) Call, Jerry (Laurie) Call, and Clair Call; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Bronson, JoAnn (Lynn) Andersen, Terri (Kyle) Palmer, and Arlene Boyce; along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his son, Alan Glen Burke, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne, Reed, Kay, Don, Grant and Boyd; brothers-in-law, Lou Brown and Herm Bronson; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Burke, Eunice Burke, Clara Burke, and Donna Burke; and grandsons, Ben and Aaron Blacker.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints - Century Ward, located at 2271 S. 4th Ave., in Pocatello, with Bishop John R. Lee conducting. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Pocatello.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and at the church on Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., prior to the service.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to Dr. Boehmer, Highland Estates Assisted Living, and Hospice Visions for the tender and loving care given to our beloved husband, father and grandfather.