Burch, Gerald

Written by David Green.

Gerald N. Burch, 84, of Morenci,  Mich., died Saturday, March 26, 2010, in Adrian, Mich.

Gerald was born March 19, 1926, in Morenci, to Venus Victor and Rhea (McCarbery) Burch. On Aug. 19, 1951, he married Anne Knowles. She preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1995.

Gerald was a self-employed farmer and he also worked for Dekalb Seed Sales. He was a member of the Weston Baptist Church. He loved talking on his amateur radio, gardening, playing with his dogs, fishing at the lake cottage and wintering in Florida.

Gerald is survived by a daughter, Catherine “Cathy” (and John) Kirk of Brooklyn; his special companion, Marilyn Cummins; and special family friends, Manny and Stella Manaloto.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jay Alton Burch.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Duane Cross officiating. Burial will take place in Packard Cemetery near Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6  to 8 p.m. Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or to the Weston Baptist Church.

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