Burch, Ronald

Written by David Green.

Ronald Duane Burch, 68, of Morenci, Mich., died Feb. 4,  2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

He was born June 22, 1943, in Adrian, Mich., to Lawrence and Loretta (Stark) Burch. He graduated from Onsted (Mich.) High School in 1961. He was an employee of Morenci Rubber Products for 22 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s on the Lake Catholic Church and participated in the choir.

He is survived by his mother, Loretta; four brothers, Jerry Burch of Manitou Beach, Mich., Kenneth (and Patricia) Burch of Onsted, Olis (and Lois) Burch of Manitou Beach and Olen Burch of Brooklyn;  a sister, Karen (and Ronald) Coopshaw of Blissfield, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence, and his brother, Gary.

The funeral liturgy will be offered at St. Mary’s on the Lake Catholic Church, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with the Rev. Paul Grehl presiding. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian.

Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, where a vigil prayer service is planned at 7 p.m. Visitation is also planned from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s on the Lake Catholic Church. A family prayer service is scheduled at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s on the Lake Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family of Ronald Burch or to Daybreak Adult Day Services in Adrian.

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