PAULDING, Ohio — Karl M. Burtch, 87, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Paulding County Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1930, in Paulding, the son of the late James M. and Esther L. (Schmidt) Burtch. On Aug. 28, 1949, he married M. Joan Kuns who preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2013.

Survivors include:

Children — David Burtch, Paulding, Mike (Mary) Burtch, Houston, Texas, Doug (Nancy) Burtch, Paulding, Bill (Peter) Burtch, Memphis, Tennessee, Karla (Mike Griggs) Burtch, Cincinnati, and Joanie (Steve) Goyings, Paulding;

Sister — Barbara Rhoad, Paulding.

He is also preceded in death by brothers, James, David, Tom and Charles, and sisters, Sally Coon and Janet Choler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding with Pastor Karen Stetins officiating. He will be laid to rest in Wiltsie Cemetery, Payne. Visitation will be 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. There will also be visitation at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time.

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