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Donald L. Burkey

December 29, 1922 January 11, 2013
Donald L. Burkey
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PEORIA – Donald L. Burkey, 90, of Peoria, passed away at 1:10 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at Buehler Home. Donald was born on December 29, 1922 in Peoria to Harry and Inez (Hay) Burkey. He married Mary Ann Doran on April 7, 1947 in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Harry (Linda) Burkey of Morton; three grandchildren; Michelle (Brian) Dennison, Chris Burkey, and Brian (Courtney) Burkey, and three great-grandchildren; Brett, Lauren, and Carter. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Burkey, in 1978. Donald served in the Coast Guard during World War II and was an electrician with IBEW Local #34. He was an Eagle Scout, coached basketball at St. Cecelia, and loved to golf. He also enjoyed Dart Ball with the Peoria Men’s Catholic League. Donald was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. The family would like to thank the staff at Buehler Home for their caring help. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kickapoo. Father Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Kickapoo. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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