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Irene A. Burzak

Jun. 25, 1932 - Dec. 18, 2019

Irene A Burzak age 87 of Main Street passed away Wednesday morning December 18, 2019 at the Buffalo General Hospital surrounded by family.

Irene was born in Cavalier, N. D. on June 25, 1932 the daughter of Walter and Lillian ( Mann ) Puppe. Her father passed away at an early age and she was raised by her mom and step father Herman Sellheim.

Irene was a bartender/ waitress/baker. She worked at various places in the area including the former Perrysburg Tavern, the Gowanda Moose, and provided pies and desserts for Goodes Family Restaraunt and for her daughter at the former Rak’s Perrysburg Store.

Irene was a dedicated member of the Gowanda Free Methodist Church where she served on various committees including the Steward’s and the Quilters for Christ, she was also a long time member of the Gowanda Moose Lodge No. 1382 and enjoyed baking, sewing, knitting and family gatherings.

Survivors include 4 children;Linda E. Rak of Perrysburg, Roger A. Burzak of Perrysburg, Cheryl A. Matern of Gowanda and Susan (Ray) Baker of Collins. Grandchildren: Robert ( Tracy) Boutelle, Ryan (Lorinda) Boutelle, Dakota Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett III, Trishia Korbar, Benjamin Pagan, Adam (Kourtney Keyes) Pagan, Jordan Pagan and Dakota Baker. Great grandchildren; Lexi, Tyler, Matthew, Xavier, Xander, Mercedes, Ryan, Aidrick and Ailana along with several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and step father Irene was preceded in death by her former husband Stanley A. Burzak who passed away May 1, 2014, a son; Steven Rokke, a step daughter Cynthia Kehr, 2 son in-laws; Edward Rak and Thomas Matern, a sister Elaine Studd, a brother and sister in law Donald and Irene Puppe along with a nephew Lynn Studd.

Friends may call Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda. Irene’ s Funeral will be held Saturday Dec. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. from the Gowanda Free Methodist Church 149 West Main St. Gowanda, NY 14070 (please assemble at church). Interment to follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery Gowanda.

If desired, memorials may be made to the church.

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