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Colleen Kowalke

April 11, 1936 December 6, 2018
Colleen Kowalke
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Obituary for Colleen Kowalke

Colleen M. Kowalke, nee Burke, age 82, of Plainfield, formerly Bloomingdale, born April 11, 1936 in Stacyville, Iowa, passed away December 6, 2018 in Naperville, IL.

Beloved wife of Richard “Dick”; loving mother of Kathy (Tom) Johnson, Sue (John) Viale, Jerry (Dawn) Kowalke, Ken (Judi) Kowalke, and Aimee (Joe) Barranco; cherished Grandmother of Lindsey, Tim, Caitlin, Chris, Justin, Eric, Tyler, Sean, Dominic, Mia, Victor, Amanda, Lauren, Nina, John, Sam, Taylor, Zach, Grace and Great-Grandmother of Madelyn, Carter, Landen, Knoxlee, Monro, Liam, Ellis, Joseph, Michael, Beckett, Leo, Walter.

She was preceded in death by their son Tommy; her parents, Mary (nee McCarvel) and Frank Burke; her brother, John “Jack” (the late Joanne) Burke; and her grandchild, Tommy Barranco.

Colleen was a graduate of St. Isidore Grade School, Class of 1950, and Wheaton Central High School, Class of 1954. She was active in academic, community, religious, and charitable organizations including PTO/PTA, 4-H, PADS, CCW, youth sports, and co-founder of Well Child Clinics. Colleen worked as an administrative assistant for 21 years at DAVEA, Harper College, Elk Grove High School District 214 and was an Avon Representative for over 20 years.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 8, 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. All are welcome to gather for the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 10, 10:45 AM at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 427 W. Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale, IL. Interment will follow at St. Isidore Cemetery.

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1:00 PM 12/8/2018 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/8/2018 3:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:45 AM 12/10/2018 10:45:00 AM
St. Isidore Catholic Church

427 West Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

St. Isidore Catholic Church
427 West Army Trail Road Bloomingdale 60108 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Isidore Cemetery Final Resting Place

427 West Army Trail Road (adjacent to church)
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

427 West Army Trail Road (adjacent to church) Bloomingdale 60108 IL
United States

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