John Madison Burch, IV, of Dupo, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019, at his daughter’s home in Flanders, New Jersey. He was 73.

Born in Paterson, he lived in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, prior to moving to Illinois in 1989.

Prior to his retirement, John was Director of Structural Aircraft Repair with Mid Coast Aviation in St. Louis, Missouri. After retirement, he was an Aviation Structural Consultant and owned, along with his wife Edna, the Rock Port Rivers Edge Campground in Rock Port, Missouri.

He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Edna Grace (nee: Yohrling) Burch; devoted father of Susan Diane Kasner and her husband Tom, Deborah Jane Westerhoff and her husband Glenn, and Nancy Kathleen Dunham and her husband Scott; cherished grandfather of Deidra, Jacquelyn, Dana, Erik, Dawn, Julia, and Jonathon; and loving great-grandfather of Noah, Lily, Nevaeh, Journey, Nash and the late Hannah.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 10, at the New Hope Community Church, Denville, New Jersey.

Another memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, at Grace Church, 403 U.S. Hwy. 136 in Rock Port.

Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to Samaritan’s Purse (