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Raymond Burke

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Raymond John Burke age 77 of New Hampton, IA, died Thursday, October 19, 2023, at New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2023, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton with Deacon Vic DeSloover officiating. Inurnment will be held at Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. prior to the Memorial Service at the funeral home on Friday, October 27, 2023. Raymond John Burke was born May 2, 1946, the firstborn of Emmett and Regina (Nulty) Burke. Ray graduated from New Hampton High School in 1964 and Area One Vocational-Technical School, in Calmar, IA in 1968. He was an experienced welder by trade but spent many years perfecting his sales skills with various products. He found home in Minneapolis, MN, Ft Meyers, FL, as well as New Hampton, forging strong friendships in each. He is survived by siblings Jerry Burke (Carol), Kay Allen (Tim), Arlene Stewart, Joe Burke (Connie), and Melanie Burke (Jeff Rechek); sister-in-law Sue Burke, brother-in-law Piet Maarsen, many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and long time ‘sister in heart’ friend Dorothy Reisinger. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Tim Burke, sister Marcella Maarsen, brother-in-law Larry Stewart, and a grand-nephew. The family wishes to thank the staff of New Hampton Nursing and Rehab for their five years of care for Ray. May the road rise to meet him and the sun shine warmly upon his face.

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  1. I’m certain Ray is in heaven with Jesus. He talked about the Lord alot in his final days. I’ve known Ray for at least 25 years both in Minnesota and Florida where I now reside. He has been a good friend and always had good Sense of humor with his videos and political jokes he shared .. throughout the years.

  2. I worked with Ray at New Hampton Metal Fab. He always had a smile on his face and was so friendly. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  3. This makes me very sad! Ray and I were mostly good friends. I am thinking of the family and expressing my sincere sympathy.
    Jan (Stiffler) Brown

  4. My Condolences to the Family! Always had nice visit with Ray, when he was around town. Super nice guy to talk with!

  5. Ray was a very good friend of mine. I live in Minnesota, but kept in close contact with Ray through constant emailing and phone calls. He was kind, generous and had a great sense of humor. Above all, he loved Jesus Christ with all his heart and now he’s in his eternal home. Ray was truly loved by his friends! I look forward in seeing him in God’s kingdom. He will be greatly missed! Your friends in Christ-Steve and Judy Anundson

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