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Ora James Burch

March 20, 1948 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Ora Burch Obituary

Ora J. Burch, age 75 of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at home.

Ora was born March 20, 1948 in Lansing to Lester and Virginia (Parish) Burch.

He grew up in the Lansing area and moved to the Lake City area in 2017.

Ora was united in marriage to the former Patti L. Root on February 19, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Ora was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was employed with Consumers Energy for 20 years, retiring in 2008.  He loved spending time in Michigan’s Upper Penisula and enjoyed fishing and his passion for woodworking produced many beautiful items of furniture.

Ora is survived by his wife, Patti and children, Shannon  (Michael), Kimberly, Derek, Trisha (Mike), Kristyn and Travis, fourteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Linda McIlrath and Wendy Pickott.

Ora was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Duane.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

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