Dennis Robert Burchard

    Dennis Robert Burchard of Davisville, Missouri was born July 21, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert and Mardel Burchard and passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at the age of 70 years.

    Dennis married Debbie Strathmann on February 11, 1984.
    Dennis served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines. He was a member of the Davisville American Legion #601.
    Dennis became involved in telecommunications during the service and made a career of it until retirement.
    After moving to the Davisville, Missouri area, he drove a school bus for the Iron County Viburnum Schools.
    He also owned a gunsmith shop called Davisville Firearms. He and Debbie enjoyed riding their ATV’s on his farm and enjoyed raising cattle for a number of years. As a hobby, he spent some of his time as a mechanic working on vintage cars. Dennis also enjoyed reading novels and true stories about Vietnam.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mardel Berry.
    He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debbie Burchard; one son, Robert (Tracy) Burchard of Ballwin, Missouri; one daughter, Rachel Mosir of Elkhart, Indiana; one brother, Dan Buxner of Scotland; one sister, Denise (Bob) Fowler of Collinsville, Illinois; three grandchildren, Tony Burchard, Megan Durham and James Ray; other relatives and friends.
    Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri with Chaplin Richard Tudor officiating and full military honors.
    Arrangemetns under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.