Nola Burch

Obituary of Nola Kathleen “Kit” Burch

Nola Kathleen "Kit" (Horton) Burch, age 96. Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother left this life on February 15. She was predeceased by her parents Luna Dell and Marion Horton, sister Mabel Campbell, and the love of her life - her husband of 69 years William (Bill) Burch. She is survived by brother Donald Horton, daughter Jean Lubke, son John Burch and wife Robyn, grandson Jonathan Lubke and wife Caroline, grandson Michael Lubke and wife Kathryn, and the light of her life these last two years, her great grandson Otto Lubke. Kit, as she was known by most, was born in 1925 in Kentucky and grew up in Middletown, Ohio. While attending Middletown High School, she sang in talent competitions on the radio. Upon graduation, she studied art at Miami University at Oxford, Ohio where she met Bill, a student in the Navy V-12 program and a football player. After his service in Korea, they moved to MN and raised Jean and John in Mendota Heights. Kit was involved in leading Camp Fire Girls, the area garden club, bridge club, and volunteering. She and Bill served Meals on Wheels in St. Paul for Wilder once or twice a week for over 25 years. They loved to travel and spent much time on the North Shore of Lake Superior, in the UK, Canada, New York, California, and Colorado. Kit was a bright spirit who will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know and love her. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. at University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Memorials can be sent to the Wilder Foundation Meals on Wheels program. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. at University Baptist Church, 1219 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Memorials can be sent to the Wilder Foundation Meals on Wheels program.
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