Obituary for Anna Marie Burch
Anna Marie Burch, age 87, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017 in the presence of her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Anna will be held at Noon on Friday June 16, 2017 at Holy Spirit Parish. Rev. Thomas Lindner will officiate. Friends and family will gather to share memories from 4:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. A Rosary led by the Holy Spirit Rosary Society will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Thursday night at the funeral chapel. Visitation will also be held from 11:00 - 11:45 am on Friday at the church prior to Mass. Burial will be in the St. Stephens Catholic Cemetery.
Anna was born on August 19, 1929 in Bear Creek, WI, the daughter of the late Alfred and Anna Roberts. She attended St Mary’s High School in Bear Creek and the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. She began teaching in a one room school house in Laona, where she met her husband, Burnett E. Burch Jr. The two were united in marriage on June 19, 1954 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bear Creek, WI.
Anna was an avid gardener, beekeeper, traveler, artist and sports enthusiast. She was active in church, school and community organizations. She was a member of the Rosary Society at Holy Spirit Parish. Growing up with nine brothers and sisters, she was a natural caregiver, and children were her greatest passion. Anna was a loving mother of nine and cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She worked as an elementary and Title I (Chapter I) teacher in the school districts of Laona, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.
She is survived by her brother, John (Joan) and sisters Joyce, Gladys (Clyde) and Laura (Richard); her children, Patricia Marquard, Janis Burch, Lois Burch (Frank Anstett), Rosemary Peterson (Keith), Christine Burch (Samuel Korger), Tonnette “Toni” Bronk (Michael), Jeffrey Roberts (Patti), Scott Roberts (Heidi Schelke), Carolyn Burch (Russ Kort); her grandchildren, Crystal, Matthew, Amanda, Allyssa, Keith, Andrew, Kyle, Eric, Joseph, Claire, Megan, and Charlotte; along with her great grandchildren Christopher, Caitlyn, Christian, Forrest, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Anna; her husband, Burnett; her son, Joseph; her brothers, Francis, Fabian, Thomas, Paul and James.