David Leslie Burke


DIXON — David Leslie Burke, 68, of Dixon, passed away on, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore.

He worked for Pizza Hut located in Dixon and Rochelle for 40 plus years becoming the owner and operator for the last 5 years.

David was born July 22, 1954, in Battle Creek, Mich., the son of Lloyd and Leslie (White) Burke. He married Becki Carr on Oct. 3, 1987, in Amboy. David served in the United States Navy. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing poker. Most of all David loved to travel and spend time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his, wife of 34 years, Becki Burke, of Dixon; one daughter, Leslie Burke, of Dixon; three grandchildren, Kyler Burke, Anthony Burke, Jennifer Burke; seven siblings, John (Betty) Burke, of San Antonio, Texas, Robert (Alan) Burke, of Kansas City, Mo., Suzanne Burke, of Battle Creek, Mich., Tim (Cathy) Burke, of Charlotte, Mich., Dennis Harper, of Auburn, Shelia Harper, of Mo., Dean (Brandy) Harper, of Moline; along with many nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn, 409 N. State Street, Franklin Grove. Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.

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