Doris Burch, 91 |
May 6, 1925 ó June 18, 2016
Doris Burch, 91, of Oshkosh, passed away Saturday, June 18, at Evergreen Nursing Home from complications of a stroke. She was born in Milwaukee on May 6, 1925, to the late Carl and Hazel (Fischer) Suhrbier. Doris married Ronald Burch on Sept. 6, 1947, and they enjoyed 51 years together.
Growing up in Milwaukee, Doris loved playing saxophone in a school marching band and held various jobs including working for Robert W. Baird. After marriage, she became a wonderful homemaker and raised a son and daughter. Upon moving to Oshkosh in 1971 for her husbandís work, Doris joined Newcomers, Homemakers, Post Scripts, Womanís Club and, in later years, 20th Century Club. She enjoyed the meetings and learned many interesting things, which she shared with her daughter.
Doris loved sewing and cooking, and was excellent at both. She loved traveling and took many enjoyable trips with her husband and daughter. Doris also enjoyed attending her sonís bluegrass band concerts. When Doris could no longer travel, she spent many hours enjoying TV shows with her daughter.
While Dorisí body was giving way to old age, her mind was not. Until the stroke, she was still balancing checkbooks and gathering paperwork for the taxes. Doris was a kind person (sometimes too kind) and all who have met her felt that kindness.
Survivors include a son, James (Martha) Burch of West Bend, and a daughter, Donna Burch of Oshkosh. She is further survived by nieces and nephews and their children. Doris was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Suhrbier; her parents; a special aunt, Myrtle Hinkforth; and her loving husband, Ron.
Services for Doris will be at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee on June 30, 2016. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in Dorisí memory.