Kenneth P. Burch, age 89, of Herscher, passed away January 27, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
He was born January 27, 1932 in Norris City, the son of Jesse & Vivian Edwards Burch.
Kenneth married Shirley Hertz on July 15, 1956 in Norris City. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2007.
He was an operator for National Gas Pipeline in Herscher, retiring in 1992.
Kenneth was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Farm Bureau.
Kenneth enjoyed gardening and lawncare. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Kenneth is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a longtime member of the VFW and American Legion.
Surviving are three sons and three daughters-in-law, Paul & Diane Burch of Zionsville, IN, Daryl & Chris Burch of Bourbonnais, and Dean & Tami Burch of Clinton; one daughter, Pamela Burch of Normal; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his wife, Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother, Ray; one sister and brother-in-law, Maxine & Orville Wright; and two grandchildren.
Private services will be held at Schreffler Funeral Home in Kankakee.
Interment was held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Mount Oval Cemetery in Norris City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Oval Cemetery; County Road 100 East, Indian Creek Twp, IL 62869.
Please sign his guestbook at www.schrefflerfuneralhomes.com