John Leo Burch Sr., age 83 of Delavan, WI, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Mercy Walworth. He was born on March 22, 1930. The son of Emmett and Pearl (Cummings) Burch. John was united in marriage for 59 years to Pearl (Olson) Burch. Along with his wife, John was the owner and operator of Burch's Family Restaurant in Delavan from 1969 until their retirement in 1994. John was a member of Sugar Creek Lutheran Church, a former Delavan Municipal and Juvenile Judge, and a member Delavan Legion Post 95. He was a Veteran who served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. John is survived by his loving wife, Pearl of Delavan, WI, three daughters; Karen (Duane) Schauer of South Carolina, Diane (Rick) Jordan of Delavan, WI, and Carol (T.J.) Triplett of Lake Geneva, WI, two sons, Mike (Kathy) Burch of Sheboygan, WI and John Jr. (Lisa) Burch of Missouri, nine grandchildren; Derek, Melissa, Nikki, Ryan, Patrick, Lizabeth, Blake, Tanner, and Maddi, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Don (Rita) Burch and David Burch, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his parents and two brothers, Major and Arthur.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Sugar Creek Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Jane Rothman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan, WI. Memorials may be made to Sugar Creek Lutheran Church. MONROE FUNERAL HOME, in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com.