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Madge Serna Bursch
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Madge Serna Bursch

Age 95 formerly of Owosso, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes in Grand Rapids.

Funeral Services will be held 11am Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Nelson-House Funeral Home with Dr. Norman Wilson officiating. Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday February 5 from 2pm to 6pm.

Madge was born May 7, 1922 in Mitchell, South Dakota; the daughter of Jefferson E. and Nina V. (Barrett) Edwards. She married Daniel Bursch in Denver, Colorado on August 19, 1944.

She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Owosso College and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. Madge taught school at Washington Elementary School in Owosso.

She supported her husband in the ministerial work of the Wesleyan Church which included 16 years as a missionary to Zambia, Africa. While in Owosso she was a member of the Owosso Wesleyan Church.

Madge is survived by her husband of 73 years, Dr. Daniel Bursch; sons Dr. Lowell R. (Linda) Bursch of Rockford, Michigan, Charles A. Bursch of Corunna, Michigan and Herbert W. (Patricia) Bursch of Howell, Michigan; grandchildren Eric (Robin) Bursch of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Emily (Darin)Vandermolen of Rockford, Michigan, and Ian Bursch of Howell, Michigan; great grandchildren Evan, Ryan, Rachel, Bailey, Liam, Lila, Gavin, Grayson & Julian. She is survived by her sister, Kathryn Martin of Salida, Colorado plus many nieces and nephews and many other loving family & friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother Herbert (Dorothy) Edwards and sister, Gertrude (Neal) Bonner.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Global Partners (Missions) of the Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 50434
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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Previous Events





2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Cemetery Details


Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI 48442


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