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Richard L. Burch

September 22, 2021 | 10 comments

Richard L. Burch, 51, of La Crosse passed away peacefully at his home on September 17, 2021.

He was born on June 9, 1970, in La Crosse  to LeRoy and Barbara (Burch) Murphy. He attended Jefferson Elementary and Logan High School. Richard married Tina Trueblood and they later divorced. He worked at Hardee’s as a supervisor followed by a number of years working at the Logan Bar, concluding his working career as a cab dispatcher.

He enjoyed doing many things in life including hunting, fishing and cooking. He was an avid pool player and was passionate about Wolves. He also loved spending time with his children and family. Richard was always a friend to everyone he met. You could always find him with a smile, if you ever needed anything he would be right there. He truly had a heart of gold. He is survived by his son Brendan Meissner-Burch, daughter Cassie Meissner-Burch, grand-daughter Desirae Burch, brother Donald Murphy, sister Donna Crocker, nephew Taylor Murphy, niece Mysterie Hodges, several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and a son Richard Burch Jr.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of services. Following the service there will be a Celebration of Life at Logan Bar, 1400 Caledonia Street, La Crosse.




  1. Aunt Deb

    You SOB I am going to miss you so so much.
    RIP Richard

  2. Lisa Erickson

    May you RIP . You will be sadly missed. You were like a brother to me . ❤️

  3. Patty Gullickson Smith

    so many memories of your family when they were young. Your mom and I used too put you and my daughter Kim in the same buggy and walk too copeland park with you guys, I used to babysit for all 3 of you and in return, your mom would babysit for me. I’ll always cherish the memories. my sympathy too all of the family.

  4. Brenda Kuhlmann

    My most sincere condolences to all the family. Richard was a wonderful man I shared many good laughs over the years he always had a open ear and loving eyes he will be sadly mossed

  5. Joyce Holseth

    I am shocked to see this, Richard will be sadly missed by many.
    Condolences to Deb and Brian and families.

  6. Nicole Helgerson

    Rest in peace Richard. You were always there for people and such a kind soul. You will be deeply missed

  7. Gloria (Burch) Steltz

    Richard, you will be sorely missed. Words just can’t express how I feel. Love you and Rest In Peace now.❤️

  8. Fred Burch

    Rich, Keep the table racked & the sticks chalked. See you on the flip side! Love you cuz!. Hunting every year won’t be the same but I know you’ll be there laughing and guiding us!.

    • Richie Derks

      Richard Burch,One of the kindest humans on the planet.
      You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Robin Helgeson

    Rich, you were a great man. RIP my friend


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