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Darrel Robert "Bob" Burch

June 4, 1932February 1, 2021

Darrel Robert “Bob” Burch, age 88, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange, Indiana.

He was born on June 4, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan to John and Anna (Lybarger) Burch.

Bob graduated from Fremont High School in 1952.

He later served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He married Wilma B. Rakestraw on November 12, 1952 in Angola, Indiana. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2020.

Bob retired in 1992 after 32 years of service at Moore Business Forms (RR Donnelley) Angola, Indiana.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughters, Diana Merillat of Fremont, Indiana and Brenda Burch of Fremont, Indiana, granddaughters, Kimberly Renee Boles of Indianapolis, Indiana and Amy Lynn (Ryan) Anderson of Greenwood, Indiana, great-grandchildren, Penny and Lucy Barnett, and Evelyn and Spencer Anderson, and a sister, Willa Drushall of Angola, Indiana.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, other siblings, and a son-in-law, Dennis Merillat.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later time.

Private burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana with military honors.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Fremont Fire Department.

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Penny Stevenson

February 6, 2021

I remember as a little girl Uncle Bob always called me nickel. I would say my name is Penny and run away. Those memories make me smile.

Lucy Barnett

February 4, 2021

My favorite memory of Buddy (Bob) was when my sister, my cousins, and I would walk along the sidewalk in front of Granny (Wilma)and Buddy’s house to get the mail. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for a school project . Even though he was struggling to hear me or answer he was willing to help. I love you. Rest in peace.
I miss you Buddy,
Lulu

Holly and Lenny Sisti

February 4, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to his family. We did know him but he sounds like a terrific man. God bless all of you.

Penny Barnett

February 4, 2021

When ever me or my cousins would visit or spend time up in Fremont Granny and Buddy (Wilma and Bob) would host my family who lives down here in Indy and Greenwood which is made up of my 2 cousins and their parents and my mom and sister and I remember whenever we visited walking down to the mailbox with buddy, it was definitely one of my favorite times of my visit.Even Months ago while he lived with my grandma he would still show an interest in what I was doing with my life. Buddy was one of the people I would look up to in my family because of the values that he would show everyday.

Alan & Karen Middleton

February 3, 2021

To Bob’s Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. May Bob rest in peace after a long, well-lived life.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers, now and in the days to come. It is always difficult to say goodbye to our parents.
With Deepest Sympathies,
Alan & Karen (Bingaman) Middleton

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