Richard Burton Remembered

Posted: August 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

Courtesy of Terre Haute Tribune-Star

Richard “Dick” Burton, 78, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Union Hospital. Dick was born in Terre Haute, on Nov, 2, 1934, to William Burton and Opal C. Graham Burton. He was retired as a manager of manufacturing at Fedder’s Corporation, and had formerly worked at Wabash Fiber and Visqueen.

He was a member of the Catholic Church, Elks Lodge 86, where he held the title of exalted ruler two times. He was a coach for Youth League Football for 21 years, a scratch golfer and enjoyed tennis, bowling and reading.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Michael Christopher Burton.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Van Buskirk Burton, whom he married Dec. 15, 1956; two sons, Rick Burton of La Porte, and Rod Burton of Indianapolis; a brother, Michael Burton and wife Barbara of Plainfield; a sister-in-law and husband Louise and Chuck Crum of Southern Pines, N.C.; brother-in-law and wife, Jim and Anna Van Buskirk of Spencer; a granddaughter, Ryan Elizabeth Burton of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be 7:30 p.m. today, at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., with Pastor John Lawson officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Youth Football League, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at:

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