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Gerald F. Burch

September 1, 1932 ~ November 14, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Gerald Burch Obituary

Gerald Burch, 90, passed away on November 14, 2022 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born on September 1, 1932 in Fieldon to Alva F. & Mattie E. (Phipps) Burch. He was a proud US Navy veteran. He loved hunting, mushroom hunting, fishing, playing softball, and going on his jon boat. He would also always offer you a refreshment and tell you a joke. Jerry was also retired from Laclede Steel and a member of Fieldon United Church of Christ. He had a longtime companion, Joyce Pieper, and they shared 23 years together. They enjoyed each other, fishing, traveling, and taking care of one another. He is survived by his children: Gwen (Don) Schmoeller of Godfrey and Gerald F. Burch, Jr. of Chicago; his grandchildren: Brandi M. Brackett of Jerseyville and Steven Schmoeller of Godfrey; his companion: Joyce Pieper; his sister-in-laws: Francis Burch and Deb (Steve) Haag; his brother-in-laws: James Klunk, Joe Dunham, and Ralph (Yonnie) Dunham; and his several nieces and nephews. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, grandson: Patrick Schmoeller, two wives: Mae (Dunham) Burch and Sonia Lawson, siblings: John (Esther) Burch, Robert Burch, and Alice Klunk, sister-in-laws: Mae’s identical twin Faye (Donald) Lavey and Bernita Dunham, nephew: Bobby Burch, and niece: Debbie (Burch) Hartley. Visitation will take place on November 19, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 (noon) at Fieldon United Church of Christ. Funeral will take place on November 19, 2022 at 12:00 (noon) at Fieldon United Church of Christ. Pastor Donna Smith-Pupillo will be officiating the service and burial will take place at Fieldon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fieldon United Church of Christ.



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