Newton C Burch III. Bud, 95, died peacefully at home on March 24, 2021. Born on 10-5-1925 in Knoxville, Iowa, to Ruth (Foote) and Newton C Burch II. Bud served in the Navy during WWII. Bud attended Drake University and later The Art Institute of Chicago. Bud worked for the State of Iowa as an artist 25 years. After Bud retired he became a Cartoonist.
Married 57 years to Betsy they were inseparable. Bud had 4 sons-Reggie (Richmond VA), John (Aurora CO, Karl (Karen) (Denver CO), and James (Porjai) also living in Denver. Bud also had 4 daughters: Marcia, Barb (Mike) Lowe both deceased, Kimberly Kay (William) Hudash in Des Moines, and Julia (Steven) Vanderzyl from Pella.
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I never met Newton in person. We e-mailed each other several times over the past few years. I didn't realize he had passed. I had tried to get in touch with him but was unable to get a response. I also tried to phone him but was unable to leave a message. Our families, the Burch's and Ruckman's goes back to Kentucky before either family moved to Iowa in the 1800's. When we began our friendship, I learned his daughter Marcia had been born September 16th, 1955 at the Knoxville Hospital. I was born September 18, 1955 at the Knoxville Hospital. I had wondered if perhaps our parents had met at the hospital at that time . I am glad I was able to "meet" Newton and have the conversations we did have, it meant a lot to me. I am truly sorry for your loss...
Susan Ruckman Eggert
May 26, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.