(April 28, 1925 - March 27, 2000)
      Fremont resident Lawrence E. Burch, 74, died Monday at Carlin
Park Healthcare Center, Angola.
      He was born April 28, 1925,in Napoleon, Mich., to John and Anna
(Lybarger) Burch.
      Mr. Burch was a machine operator at Dana Weatherhead and retired
in 1989.  A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the
Fremont American Legion Post 257.
      He is survived by his wife, Lottie, whom he married May 10,
1947, in Fremont; one son, Gary of Satellite Beach, Fla.; three
daughters, Gloria Sowles of Angola, Gail Burch of Coldwater, Mich.,
and Gena Burch-Zulch of Edon, Ohio; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Hazel Gibbons of Maumee, Ohio, and
Willa Drushal of Angola, and one brother, Robert of Fremont.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Beams Funeral Home,
Fremont, with Pastor Jeff Davis officiating.  The FremontAmerican
Legion will give military honors.  There is no visitation.
      Memorials are to American Heart Association or American Lung Association."
Obituary for Lawrence Burch;  Herald-Repubican, Angola, IN, Saturday,
April 1, 2000, p. 4A, column 1

Submitted by: Earle McBride