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Dale E. Burch

Dale E. Burch

Dale E. Burch, 76 of New London, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dale Edward Burch was born on April 13, 1938 in Pipestone, the son of Francis and Frances (Engelbrecht) Burch. He grew up in the Pipestone and Jasper area and attended Jasper High School, graduating in 1958. On June 19, 1959, Dale was united in marriage to Patricia Feller in Parker, South Dakota. To this union five sons and a daughter were born. In 1961, Dale entered the US Army and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1964. Upon his return, they made their home in the Jasper area until moving to New London in 1982. He worked for Burlington Northern as a hostler until his retirement in 1997. Dale and Patricia shared in 53 years of marriage before her death on November 10, 2012. Dale enjoyed hunting, shooting, fishing, woodworking, metal fabrication, exploring, reading, carving and playing chess, cribbage and pinochle.

Dale died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar at the age of 76. He is survived by his children, Joe Burch, Paul Burch Sherri Simons, Vernon (Robin) Burch and Lawerence Burch; and seven grandchildren.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; son, Jerry; parents and brother, Dean.