Carl A. “Bud” Burch, of Okemos, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the age of 75. He graduated from Okemos High School in 1955, and attended LBU. Bud worked in refrigeration, and for the State of Michigan in the Department of Social Services. After retirement, he and his wife, Judy worked with Kris Bergland in the manufacturing of Also Salt. He was a Trustee for Meridian Township.
Surviving are his daughter, Lisa Burch; grandchildren, Zaydn and Rayna-Faith Burch; sisters, Norma (Mel) Robbins, Carol (Ron) Foorman, Alice (Nick) Scamuffo, Marion (Jody) LaClear, all of Lansing, and Marlene (Jerry) Hunt, of Georgia; and sister-in-law, Elaine Burch. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, in 2009, and brothers, Harry and Harold Burch.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with Pastor Joe Rabideau officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday. Bud was such an inspiration to everyone – family, fellow workers, former classmates, and anyone he met. He will be dearly missed.