Official Obituary of

Joyce A. Burch

February 11, 1935 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Joyce Burch Obituary

Joyce A. Burch, 89, of Sparta, died Monday, March 11, 2024, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. She was born in La Crosse on February 11, 1935, to John and Eva (Service) Pretasky.

She grew up in La Crosse and graduated from Logan High School. Joyce married Donald Burch and later divorced. She worked at K-Mart in La Crosse for over 35 years. She moved back to Sparta in the early 2000’s to be closer to family. She was a resident at the Morrow Home in Sparta for the last two years.

Joyce is survived by her children, Debra Gleason of La Crosse, Cindy (Scott) Thomas of Cataract, and Brian (Jasmine) Burch of La Crosse; grandchildren, Tasha (Bob) Trautman of La Crosse, Kayla (Chuck Jr.) Thomas of La Crosse, Robbie Thomas of Sparta, Kenny (Darcy) Crocker of Rockland, Jason (Nichole) Crocker of French Island, Shawn Crocker of La Crosse, and Jordan Schoenfeld of La Crosse; 8 great grandchildren, and many other relative and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Pretasky; sister, Carol Montana; son-in-law, Mike Gleason.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta. Online condolences may be offered at

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family with arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce A. Burch, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Joyce A. Burch?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Joyce's memory.


Celebration of Life gathering
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation
106 W Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656


© 2024 Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility