Charles J. Burich, age 96, husband of Harriet, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, at The Gardens at Winsted in Winsted, Minnesota.
Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson, followed by Fellowship from 2:00-4:00 P.M at the Hutchinson VFW.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Charles “Chuck” “Charlie” Joseph Burich III was born on March 21, 1926, in Hassan Valley Township, MN, the son of Charles and Frances (Molva) Burich. He was baptized on April 4, 1926, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake, MN. He lived in Hassan Valley Township until 1930. Charles was confirmed in October 1948, at Freidan (Peace) Lutheran Church. When his father passed away in 1930, they moved to Silver Lake. In 1934 his family moved to Hutchinson.
While attending Hutchinson Schools, Chuck began working at the Hutchinson Ford dealership at the age of 14. Chuck was drafted into the U.S. Army on July 26, 1944, serving during WWII in France and Germany. He was honorably discharged on June 24, 1946.
After serving his country, Charles returned to Hutchinson working as a mechanic at the local Ford dealerships specializing in rebuilding engines and automatic transmissions. For many years he was the tow truck operator for Plowman’s Inc. In 1979, he was injured at work and had to discontinue the work he loved.
On May 12th, 1949, Charles was united in marriage to Harriet Saar of Hutchinson. Their marriage was blessed with three children: LeAnn, Bradley and Robert.
Charlie worked and played hard, enjoying fast-pitch softball, bowling, fishing and hunting. In his later years, he enjoyed watching sports, listening to old time music, playing bingo, and visiting with friends.
Chuck was a lifetime member of the Brownton Rod and Gun Club, V.F.W. Post 906 and the American Legion Post 96. He was also proud to be a charter member of the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Charles is survived by his wife Harriet; children LeAnn Burich of Shoreview, Bradley (Julie) Burich of Hutchinson, Robert (Diane) Burich of Champlin; five grandchildren Jessica, Jordan, Andrew, Jeffrey, and Jacob (Kourtny) Burich; along with a niece, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Frances Burich, and stepfather Walter Pawlek; sisters Frances (Bernie) Kottke, Florence (Wolford) Posusta, Evelyn (Francis) Ardolf; brothers Clarence (Barbara) Burich, Milan (Merva) Burich, Milo Burich (in infancy).
Sharon Nohner says
So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I always enjoyed chatting with your dad at sporting events, legion or VFW. He was always proud of his children. I was just recently at the Gardens visiting someone else. I did not he was there. I would have stopped & said “hello”. Hugs to your family…
Shari Miller says
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you.
Jacquelyn Rosenow says
Our deepest sympathy to you Harriet and your family! So many years ago we were neighbors and enjoyed visiting with Charlie and you whenever we saw you. RIP Charlie
Rose Treichler says
prayers are being said for Chuck’s family during their time of sorrow. I enjoyed visiting with him during my employment at the American Legion Post 96. He definitely was proud of his family. He now can watch over you flying high as your Guardian Angel and maybe organizing an Angel memorial rifle squad
Ronald Burich says
My sincerest condolences to Harriet, LeeAnn, Brad and Bob. I pray for strength for all of you as I know what you’re going through.
May God bless you all.
Hart & Barb Rosebrock says
Harriet we were so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. May God bless you and keep you in his arms. You have a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Rhonda Helmbrecht says
I just heard of Charlies passing. I recall many laughs between my dad, Marlin Flann and him. Sending my sympathies to you all.