A funeral service for Auguste Gloria Burke, will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Walker Funeral Home, with Chaplain Donny Edwards officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming. Gloria passed away at her home Feb. 17, 2019. She was 91-years-old.
Known to her family and friends as Gloria, Auguste Burke, was born Dec. 1, 1927, to Wilhelm and Katharina Schonfub in Regensburg, Germany. She attended school in Germany and was recruited in the service during WWII. During the occupation of Germany, Gloria met and later married a U.S. service man. Once in the United States, they resided in Recluse, Wyoming, where she ranched for seventeen years. The couple later divorced. In the 1970s, she married Frances “Bill” Burke, and the couple owned and operated Burke’s Jewelry store on Gillette Avenue.
Gloria enjoyed golf and she was an avid bowler who bowled until she was in her mid-80s. Gloria loved to garden and had a beautiful flower and vegetable garden. She has resided in Campbell County for over seventy years.
She is survived by her two nephews, Leon and Hans Jobst of Regensburg, Germany, and numerous family, friends, and neighbors both in Gillette and Germany.
Gloria is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, and her sister, Ellie.
Memorials and condolences can be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Ct., Gillette, Wyoming 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com