Food Culinary 08

Richard "Rich" Dennis Buresh

November 14, 1945 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 76)


Rich’s life began November 14, 1945 in Brookfield, Illinois. His family were long time residents of Brookfield. Rich’s dad started Buresh’s Lobster House in Brookfield in 1949 and ran it until Rich took over in 1982. Rich loved running the restaurant for the next several years when he retired in 2000. Rich was very active in the community of Brookfield through various clubs and organizations including; Brookfield LA Grange Park Lions Club, West Suburban Sertoma Club, Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, and Brookfield Liquor Dealers Association. During his years of service he earned many awards and held leadership positions such as; Lions Club Melvin Jones Award, Sertoma Club Man of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Many of the Year, and Past President of Brookfield Liquor Dealers Association. Rich was proudly a lifelong Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blackhawks fan. After retiring from the restaurant Rich and Sue traveled and purchased a home in Coloma. Rich loved Paw Paw lake and they made it their permanent residence just a few years ago.


Rich will be remembered for his love of people and his culinary skills. He leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years Sue (Battle) Buresh, two sisters-in-law Carole Buresh and Evelyn Buresh, a large extended family, and a host of friends


Rich died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Spectrum Heath Lakeland in St. Joseph. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Helen Buresh and two brothers James Buresh and Allen Buresh. Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Rich’s family with cremation and his life will be celebrated at a later date. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Rich’s family.

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