Frank Burke


February 9, 1932 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 88)

Services for Frank Burke, 88, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Rev. Mike Hannah officiating with full military honors.

Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 9, 1932, to Francis Paul and Katherine (Krause) Burke.  He married Melissa Baskett on June 3, 1982, in Stephenville, Texas.

Frank and his wife attended First Baptist Church of Stephenville. He was a member of several clubs and organizations, DAV, VFW, Marine Corp. Combat Correspondent Association, Marine Corp. Recruiter Association, and he was on the board of directors for the Stephenville Airport for 17 years.

Frank proudly served in the USMC, during the Korean Conflict, two tours of duty during Vietnam and then retired as a recruiter in Phoenix, Arizona after 24 years of service.

Frank is survived by his wife of 38 years, Melissa Burke; his son, George Burke, and wife, Robin, of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Matthew Burke, and wife, Jessica, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sean Burke, of Phoenix, Arizona; great grandchild, Arabella Burke, and Grant Burke; God daughter, Rebecca Brenner, of Weatherford, Texas; sister, Diane Burke Fessler, and husband Robert, of Phoenix, Arizona; brother in law, Billy Baskett, and wife, Sherry of Stephenville, Texas; and several nieces and nephews, including David Baskett, and Bill Fessler.

Memorials may be made to:

Marine Corp. Correspondence Association

C/O Staff Sgt. Frank K. Burke retired

USMCCCA 385 SW 254th

St Newberry, FL 32669


Marine Corp. Association and Foundation

C/O Staff Sgt. Frank K. Burke retired

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