She was born July 15, 1931 to Harold and Violet Grande in Minneapolis. On Dec. 6, 1952 she married the love of her life Kenneth Leroy Bourke, together they had five children Harold, Kenneth, Shelly, Loren and Andreas. They were married for 61 years and lived in Isanti, Minn. for the last 29 years. They had many grandkids and great grandkids that she enjoyed spending time with. She also enjoyed playing cards and bird watching along with her many animals and fish.
She is preceded in death by her father Harold Grande, mother Violet Grande, and son Loren Bourke. She is survived by her husband Kenneth Bourke, her children Harold Bourke, Kenneth Bourke, Shelly (David) Goodwin, and Andreas Bourke, her sister Jeanette (Wayne) Spiczka and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch, Minn. Visitation starts at 10 a.m., service will be at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Sunrise Cemetery in Sunrise, Minn.followed by a luncheon at the VFW in Isanti, Minn. at 1 p.m.
Big Bad Bossy Betty Bourke will be deeply missed and in our hearts forever.