Private services will be held by his family. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Robert was born on March 16, 1927 in Arcola, IL. He was a son of Fred Clarence and Nellie Frances (Britton) Burch. He married Dolores Darlene Griffith on March 14, 1950 in Paris, IL. They were married for 66 years.
He is survived by his wife Darlene of Humboldt, IL, two sons, Chuck Burch and his wife Song of Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Doug Burch and his wife Cindy of Humboldt, IL, one daughter Linda Henne and her husband Doug of Tennessee, 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Roberta Thompson, two sons, Ed Burch and Orville “Ob” Burch, seven brothers, Raymond, Orville, Cliff, “Dude” Clovis, Claude, Fred and Arthur Burch, and one sister Elsie Edgar.
Robert was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He worked for the city of Arcola for several years as the water superintendent, later he weatherized homes for E.R.B.A. until he retired.