Loving husband, father, and Paw Paw Steven Gene Burch went to his eternal home on June 7th, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born December 17th, 1960 to Ronald and Wanda Burch. Those surviving who will cherish Steve’s memory are his beloved wife of 40 years, Patricia (Denham) Burch; his loving children, Stevie Cheyenne (Seth) Simonson of Batesville, Jacob “Jake” Burch of Brookville, and 3 wonderful grandchildren Henry Abner, Matilda Grove, and Shepherd Stone Simonson; loving mother, Wanda Burch and sister, Tonya (Don) Huber. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and many lifelong friends.
Steve was a man with a strong work ethic who provided for his family and his interests by working at Pepsi Cola for many years. He practiced his masonic brotherhood through the Laurel Masonic Lodge #447 and became an honorary member of the Metamora Masonic Lodge. He acquired his Pilot License in 1990 so if the weather was clear, you could find him in the sky, flying his airplane with his wife, Pat, and dog, Frankie. He was an active member at the Nulltown Wingnuts Airfield, Whitewater Valley RC Club and Eastern Indiana 4-wheeler Club. He instilled his love of flight into Laurel’s community youth by starting the Young Astronauts Club in the Laurel Elementary and Middle School. He had many hobbies from spending time hiking on nature trails, camping, hunting out west, to riding his motorcycle. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and often would be seen slipping them candy at any given time.
Those who knew Steve saw he was someone that could always be counted on. He never hesitated to go out of his way and lend a helping hand. Steve’s caring demeanor and quick witted, dry humor would bring smiles and laughter as it never went unnoticed. It is an understatement to say he will be greatly missed by many.
Friends may visit the family on Monday, June 12th, 2023, from 11AM until 1PM with the service to follow at Cook Rosenberger Funeral home, 929 Main Street Brookville, Indiana. A Masonic service will begin at 1PM followed by the funeral service. Burial will conclude services at New Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Nulltown Wing Nuts Airfield. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Steve Burch.