Jacob Burke, CorsicaJacob Joseph Burke, 23, of Corsica, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in a car accident near Wagner.
Jacob Joseph Burke, 23, of Corsica, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in a car accident near Wagner.
He was born Jan. 17, 1989.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with visitation starting at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Armour.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a service at 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
There will be a private family burial service to be held at a later time.
Jacob Joseph Burke was born to Mike and Rhonda (Blais) Burke in Watertown. He attended school in Watertown before moving to Henry where he graduated from Henry High School in 2007.
He attended South Dakota State University in Brookings for two years before transferring to Lake Area Tech in Watertown where he graduated in May 2012 with a degree in EMT and firefighting.
Along with his fiancé, Megan, he moved to Corsica where Jacob worked with his father on the farm and salvage business as well as working at the Coffee Cup.
He enjoyed playing cards and fishing and was always entertaining people with his wonderful sense of humor.
He is survived by his mother, Rhonda Blais of Watertown; father, Mike (Christine) Burke of Corsica; fiancé, Megan Enter of Corsica; a sister, Robin Riley of Watertown; a brother, Brian (Kayla) Burke of Goodwin; grandmothers, Agnes Blais of Watertown and Janice (Terry) Jones of Plankinton; a step-sister, Danica Voagen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Vincent Blais and Ronald Burke and an aunt, Dawn Odle.
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