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Gerald Burch | 90 | Fieldon

Gerald Burch, 90, passed away on Nov. 14, 2022 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born on Sept. 1, 1932 in Fieldon to Alva F. and 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 took place on Nov. 19, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 (noon) at Fieldon United Church of Christ. Funeral took place on Nov. 19, 2022 at 12 (noon) at Fieldon United Church of Christ. Pastor Donna Smith-Pupillo officiated the service and burial took place at Fieldon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fieldon United Church of Christ.
Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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