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Jeffrey Burcham

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 10:07 a.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — Jeffrey Burcham, 52, of Spring Valley, formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home after battling ALS.

He was born Dec. 21, 1960, in the Kewanee Public Hospital, the son of Carl and Nancy (Sipes) Burcham. He is survived by his parents of Princeton; one daughter, Sarah (Russell) Paxton of Austin, Texas; two sons, Kyle (Bobbie) Burcham of Camp McCoy, Wis., and Jeffrey Burcham Jr. of Sutherlin, Ore.; two sisters, Vicky (Pat) Runde of East Dubuque and Malissa Burcham of Plainfield; two brothers, Kevin Burcham of Mt. Horeb, Wis., and Terry (Tammy) Burcham of Princeton; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both grandparents and one niece, Courtney Burcham.

He was a carpenter and worked in Wisconsin, Illinois and Alaska. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, old country western music and family gatherings.

Following his cremation, there will be a celebration of life at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fairview United Methodist Church of Annawan.

A memorial has been established in his name.

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