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John Birch

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John David Birch, 71, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, at his home.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Chaplain Brian Danner of Kindred Hospice officiating. Burial will be at the Carroll City Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Carroll American Legion.

Visitation will be held at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home beginning one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Those in attendance at John’s service are asked to abide by COVID-19 guidelines, and face masks are required at the funeral home.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

John was born on April 6, 1949, in Carroll, Iowa, and he was a son of Carroll Harlan and Rita Mae (Goetzinger) Birch. He grew up in Carroll and enlisted the U.S. Navy. He served two years and was stationed in Santa Barbara, California. John worked for Garst Seed Company in Coon Rapids and most recently at Carroll Coolers. John enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife: Virginia Jean Birch, of Carroll; his children: daughter Jamie Birch of Carroll and son Justin Birch of Carroll; eight grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Reineke of Panora, Iowa, and Melissa Golden (Robert) of Harlan, Iowa; two brothers: James Birch (Jennifer) of Harlan and Daniel Birch (Donna) of Altoona; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son John David Birch Jr.

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