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Judith Judy Burch-Jackson
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Judith Judy Burch-Jackson, 1941-2015 - photo by Contributed/Torkelson Funeral Home

Judith “Judy” Burch-Jackson, 74, of Mount Tabor, WI, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at the Milestone Memory Care, Hillsboro, WI, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Judy was born in South Ridge, WI, June 8, 1941, to Fred and Evelyn (Kinnear) Kreiger.  In 1959 she married Ron Burch Sr. in Iowa. He later passed away.  In 1990 she married Robert “Bob” Jackson in Mount Tabor where they ran the Mount Tabor Bar for ten years.

Judy was proud to be one of the charter members of the Ontario American Legion.  She held office as president along with many other roles within the organization.    She was a very hard worker and she was employed at Mecca Sportswear in Ontario, WI, for many years.  She also worked at Gerber in Reedsburg for a few years.

Judy is survived by her husband Bob; children, Cheryl (Larry) Starkey and Ronald (Anna Fuller) Burch Jr.; step-children, Tammy (Steven) Novy and Rob (Becky) Jackson; grandchildren, Bobby (Liz) Burch, Amanda Dalberg, Ashley (Matt) Hastings, Russell Jackson, Randall Jackson, DJ (Kathy) Madison, Adam Madison, Teresa (Brandon Steinmetz) Starkey and Tina Voltz; in-laws, Evelyn Marshall, Elaine Krieger, Regina Puhl, Cheryl (Wayne) Mattison, Susie (Ron) Mislevecheck, Jim (Monica) Burch, Howard (Sadie) Burch; 20 great–grandchildren; many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives including the Milestone Senior Living Family.

Judy was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Burch Sr.; her parents, Fred and Evelyn Krieger; in-laws, Russ and Audrey Burch; brother LeRoy Krieger; sisters-in-law, Berniece Hoppenwrath and Violet Williamson; great granddaughter, Harley Starkey; niece, Deb (Kreiger) Welsh and nephew, Michael Burch.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on South Ridge.  Pastor Steve Neuman will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery on South Ridge.  Family and friends are invited for visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  The Torkelson Funeral Home in Ontario will be assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are available at