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1954 Michael 2021

Michael Dale Burtch

June 10, 1954 — December 27, 2021

Michael Dale Burtch age 67 of Marion, passed away at Marion General Hospital on December 27, 2021. He was born on June 10, 1954 in Marion to Richard Wayne and Betty (Cline) Burtch. Michael married Carol Murphy on July 17, 1982.

Michael is survived by his father Richard of N.C., wife Carol of Marion, son James Michael (Karina) Burtch of Marion, daughter Sherri (James) Southward of Marion, step children Jodie (Todd) Crabtree of Marion, James “Bo” (Tammi) Hamilton of Bucyrus, 8 grandchildren Dakota (Denisse) Burtch, N.C., Alexandria (Devin Hopkins) Burtch, Marion, Austin Southward, Marion, Wyatt Southward, Marion, Tyler (Brittany) Crabtree, Charleston, W.V., Jenna (Eric) Metz, Dublin, Joshua Crabtree, Marion, Ryan Hamilton, Mansfield, 1 great grandchild Hamari Hopkins, Marion, 2 brothers Steve (Sheryl) Burtch, Marion, Doug (Brenda) Burtch, Florida, 1 sister Debbie (Bill) Templeman, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty and sister Karen Labrosse.

Michael graduated from Ridgedale High School class of 1972. He was an insurance salesman, owner of Burtch Consolidated Insurance and Real Estate. He also was a deputy for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of the Masonic Temple #70 of Marion, Marion Power Squadron and Point Yacht Club. Michael was a gun collector and enjoyed boating. He loved watching TV, especially Star Trek and going to the Paper Pipe in Bucyrus.

There will be no Celebration of Life or Funeral Service honoring Mike due to our current Covid climate. Sadly our healthcare administration is unable to provide an effective and proven treatment along with options. So in lieu of flowers please contact and be proactive and prepared with your own medicines on hand before the virus strikes you or your loved ones. Affordable Cremation Services was honored to serve Michael's family. Online condolences may be sent to
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