Schnider Funeral Home Great Falls Montana


Adele Burke
Adele Burke


Adele Burke

Aug 23, 1927 - May 02, 2017

Adele Burke, 89, of Great Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Peace Hospice.

A vigil service will be Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The funeral liturgy will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. also at Holy Spirit with burial to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Adele was born August 23, 1927 in Butte, Montana to Bert G. and Mary (Connor) Foote. She graduated from Butte High School. She worked over the years for several car dealerships as an office manager.

She married Donald Burke on October 13, 1951 in Butte. She and her husband Donald moved to Great Falls December of 1953.

Adele enjoyed bowling and playing Pinochle. She also loved to travel, and in her travels she visited Switzerland, Germany, England, Ireland, and Australia. Mom loved her family and was proud of her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen (Tom) Wilson, Donna (Mark) Miles both of Great Falls, Darlene (Tim) Binkoski of Billings, and Maureen (Larry) Swanson of Calgary; grandchildren Erin (Curtis), Michael (Brittany), Ryan (Kayla), Lee, Sarah (Dan), Elizabeth (Chase), Meaghan, Joe (Rachele), Lauren (Dan), Melissa (Thomas), Alexandra (Luke), Donald, and Emma; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don; son John Burke; and sister LaVerne McNaughton.

Mom's family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the officers of the Great Falls Police Department for their compassionate understanding and concern, the nurses and staff at Peace Hospice for providing tender and sensitive care, and a special thank you to mom’s neighbors and friends for their continued kindness and support.

Memorials in Adele’s name are suggested to Peace Hospice, 1101 26th St S, Great Falls, MT  59405.

Public Guest Book

May 10th
Marty Andrews
I'm so sorry for you're loss, I always like Adele, she will be missed by many
May 10th
Cheryl Cefro Johnson
Donna and Kathy; I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman she was and a loving mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


May 10th
Cheryl & Jim Hoover
Kathy, Donna, Darlene, Maureen, and family. The loss of a mother (and grandmother) is a tremendous loss. We always enjoyed seeing Adele when she was in Billings; she had such a quick smile and good sense of humor. Take comfort in your memories of the good times and know that she is in a better place now. Love to all. Jim & Cheryl
May 11th
Ron Thompson
Donna and Kathy , I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with you and the entire family.
May 12th
Anne gray
Deepest sympathy to family for sad loss of your beloved Adele. Jesus said 'whoever eats my Body and drinks my Blood will live forever'. May the Blessed Mother console you in your grief. She will be missed. Sincerely, Marie Gray
May 13th
Patty Gartzka Parchen
My sympathy goes out to each of you in the loss of your Mom. I have so many fond memories of your family, though it has been so many years ago. Both Don and Adele were such special people to my Mom. May your memories carry you through this difficult time.


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