Crystal "Sue" Burke
April 18, 1957 ~ October 4, 2017
Crystal Sue Burke was born on April 18, 1957 to Roscoe and Mabel (Torney) Krahenbuhl in Osage, IA. She enlisted in the United States Navy in 1979. During her time in the service she worked training pilots on simulators and as a career counselor as a Senior Chief until her retirement in 1997. She was stationed in Florida, Georgia, Sicily, and Kings Bay. Upon her retirement, Sue attended NIACC in Mason City, obtaining her Associates degrees in Administrative Medical Secretary and Art. Following her education, Sue worked at Floyd County Memorial Hospital for seven years and H&R Block in New Hampton during tax season. Those who loved her called her “Sue” or “Suzie.” In 2002 she married the Love of her life, Ed Burke. The two of them shared their hobbies together, fishing, camping and boating. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, Rosary Society, and American Legion. She is survived by her husband, Ed Burke of Elma; her son, Christopher (Amina) Rivera; six brothers, Russel, Frederick (Paula), Allen, Marty (Sheryl), Charles (Carol), Jim (Kim); one sister, Cindy (Douglas) Vimpany; her mother-in-law, Eleanor Burke; many brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Lynn and Larry; two nieces and one nephew.