Jacob M. Burke - 25
4/17/1989 - 2/18/2015
Jacob Matthew Burke, 25, son of Bob and Dawn Burke of Oregon, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Loyola Medical Center where he had been a patient in the ICU for two and a half weeks.
Jake was an active student and athlete at both Oregon and Rock Falls High School. More than winning, he enjoyed the game and playing it with his teammates. He went on to graduate from Western Illinois University where he found inspiration in studying Psychology. Among his many accomplishments Jake would consider falling in love, spending time with his friends & family and learning guitar as his favorite. His family will miss his warm smile, playful personality and loyal heart.
Jake will be greatly missed by his parents, Bob and Dawn Burke of Oregon, IL; sisters, Carrie Tinsman (Rob) of Anthem, Az, & Becky Merrill (Clayton) Canton, MS; brothers, Jason Coffman and Zach Coffman of Chicago, IL, & Brett Burke, Oregon, IL; his loving grandmother, Darlene Burke; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless friends. Predeceased by maternal grandparents Donald and Patricia Aulls and paternal grandfather Roger Burke, all of Oregon, IL.
His family would like to thank Dr. Goyal and team and the many nurses and staff at Loyola Medical Center who took such loving care of Jake.
Christian funeral mass will be held Monday Feb. 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church, 301 N. 4th St., Oregon. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00-8:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon.
Memorials may be directed to Special Olympics.
Sunday 4:00-8:00 PM at Farrell-Holland-Gale-Oregon
Monday 10:30 AM Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, ILView Jacob M. Burke's Guestbook