A funeral Mass was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 for Aileen Burke Buck, age 93, of Fargo.
Posted on 7/24/15
She died July 21, 2015 at her residence at Edgewood Vista in Fargo.
Aileen Burke was born in Langdon on Sept. 14, 1921 to Richard T. Burke and Maud (O’Brien) Burke. She was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from St. Alphonsus high school, Langdon, in 1939, then from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. in 1943. She moved to Fargo where she worked at NDAC (later NDSU) in the Department of Independent Study. She met William Buck of Fargo, whom she married, in Langdon in 1946. They had seven children and were married 58 years until his death in 2004. They lived on North Third Street in Fargo for over 50 years. They were active members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church from its founding in the early 1953. She was a devout Catholic; she was aware that her birthday was the “Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross”, and she was especially devoted to the significance of Christ’s sacrifice. Her degree from St. Catherine’s was in Library Science and beginning in 1970, she returned to work at NDSU as a reference librarian for 16 years, retiring in 1986. She then continued to work part time after her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her seven siblings (the Langdon Burke family) and her husband Bill.
Her survivors include seven children and seven grandchildren: Michael (Susan Swensen) of Tok, Alaska; Brenda (Gary) Haas, of St. John, Gerald of Bismarck and Donald (Amy) of Bottineau; James (Deborah Nuccio) and Alexander of Golden, Colo.; Ann Buck and John and Colleen of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brian of Poulsbo, Wash.; Fran (David) Neisius, and Matthew and Christopher of Issaquah, Wash.; and Marie Buck (Jim Bravado) of Chaska, Minn.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Red River Valley.