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Gene Allen Burry

July 12, 1931 January 25, 2021
Gene Allen Burry
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Obituary for Gene Allen Burry

Vinton—Gene Burry, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, January 25, 2021, at Ravenwood Specialty Care Center in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Visitation will be from 10-11:30 on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed at the funeral home by the Iowa Military Funeral Honors Guard.

Gene Allen Burry was born July 12, 1931 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of Clarence and Gwendola Copp Burry. Gene grew up and attended school in Fort Wayne, IN. From 1948 to 1953, during the Korean Conflict, Gene served his country in the United States Navy. On May 3, 1952 he married Lenora Simmonds in Atlantic City, NJ. He received his B.B.A. degree from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL, his M.A. from Adams State College in Atlanta, GA, and his Masters of Divinity from the Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Gene’s calling to the ministry guided him and his family to many congregations in many locations. He also served as a hospital chaplain and a guidance counselor during his career. Gene's passion was collecting rocks, minerals, fossils, and other specimens of God's creation.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lenora, of Waterloo; his five children, Deborah ( Stephen) Acree, Hickory, NC, Carol (David) Ulissi, Springtown TX, Sarah (Mike) Ivison, Kennedale, TX, Timothy (Eni) Burry, Ames, IA and Cheryl De Jesus, Waterloo, IA; sister, Sandra Goodwin Clopine, Springfield, MO; eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Gwendola and grandchild, Thomas Ulissi.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Gene and his family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

3

Feb

10:00 AM 2/3/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/3/2021 11:30:00 AM
Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Feb

12:00 PM 2/3/2021 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 2/3/2021 12:30:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

followed by military rites at the funeral home.

Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Garrison Cemetery Final Resting Place

61st Street/E22 and 18th Avenue/V66
Garrison, IA 52229

61st Street/E22 and 18th Avenue/V66 Garrison 52229 IA
United States
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