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Michael John Burns

October 14, 1980 September 3, 2019
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Obituary for Michael John Burns

Michael Burns, age 38, of Grimes, Iowa formerly of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Mercy Hospice, Johnston, Iowa. Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 9, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Jay Cline officiating. Memorials may be directed to Michael Burns Memorial. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.

Michael John Burns was born October 14, 1980 in Clarinda, Iowa, the second son of Terry Burns and Marjorie (Brummett) Burns. Michael grew up in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1999. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2003 with a double major in Marketing and Transportation and Logistics. While at Iowa State he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Michael worked in the trucking industry. The companies he worked for included CRST, JB Hunt, and Waller. He currently was an Implementation Consultant for TMW Systems.

Michael was a huge fan of Iowa State Football. A favorite pastime was fishing.

Left to cherish Michael’s memory are his parents; Terry and Marjorie Burns of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Matthew Burns and wife Nicole of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces, Jensyn and Kynslee Burns; aunt, Beth Rarick and husband Brian of Clarinda, Iowa; uncle, John Brummett and wife Julie of Waukee, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.

Preceding Michael in death are his grandparents, John (Pete) and Mary Brummett and Pete Burns and Marcia Burns-Hookham.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM 9/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Clarinda, IA 51632

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

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