David Bursch, age 65, of East Bethel died November 5, 2021. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1 – 4 PM Friday, November 12th at Strike Life Tributes in ISANTI.
David Thomas Bursch was born April 9, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Howard and Annamae (Sellars) Bursch. He grew up and attended school in Brooklyn Center. On June 30,. 1984 he married Joan Lang and they made their home in Brooklyn Park until moving to East Bethel in 1995. He worked in maintenance at Dairy Fresh in Minneapolis and then in Woodbury. David enjoyed fishing, golfing, shooting and the outdoors.
David passed away November 5, 2021 age 65. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Todd (Diva) Bursch, and Tony (Amber) Bursch; grandchildren, Haddie, Euna, Arden and Ruby; brother, Howie, Jr; sisters, Janet (Bob) Larson, and Mary Bursch; and by other relatives and friends.
George Larson says
David was among the first group of hockey players I coached at Brooklyn Center H. S. in 1973-74. His smile and his sense of humor helped this rookie coach survive his first year. David’s Brooklyn Center family was one of the great old time Brooklyn Center families of the 1960’s and 70’s.
Jim Cox says
Dave Bursch… Handsome character, great athlete and a good friend that made life more fun and interesting. His wit was not unlike that of Robin Williams, when he got on a roll, we’d be laughing for hours. I told him repeatedly he could make a living out of entertaining people…He met Joni and chose the family life. Miss ya Dave! jc
I knew Dave from back in the 70’s. We hung out with some of the same friends, Todd R and Tony C. Dave was a comedian 😂 . I’m sorry for the families loss, I’m sure Dave kept his family laughing throughout life. Hugs to you all left behind. 🌷
Dan Finley says
Dave and his family were wonderful folks growing up in our small community of Brooklyn Center. I played hockey with Dave all through our school years. I always enjoyed his quick witted humor and friendly ways. His Dad Howie was a great man, too. He was one of our hockey coaches through our younger years. I lost touch with Dave after high school but often thought of him looking back at old pictures. Praying for his family during this sad time of loss.