Deb Burnstedt

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Deb Burnstedt

Debra Lynn Burnstedt, 55, of Ottumwa, died at 11:49 p.m. August 7, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on her way home from Sturgis.
She was born May 14, 1963 in Ottumwa to Robert Lee and Barbara Jean Price Stevens. She married Robert Brisendine on July 28, 1984 and they later divorced. Deb married Todd Burnstedt on October 12, 2007.
Growing up in Chillicothe, Deb was a 1981 graduate of Eddyville High School. She graduated from Indian Hills Community College with secretarial training. Deb had worked as a secretary for an accounting firm before becoming a secretary for Ottumwa High School for nearly 30 years.
Deb enjoyed working on projects around home and was a honey beekeeper. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her Sturgis family and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
Surviving is her husband, Todd; children, twins Ryan (Mallory) Brisendine of Ottumwa and Jacki (Adam) Baker of Blakesburg, Dalton (Whitney) Burnstedt of Floris; 4 grandchildren, Marissa Baker, Grant Baker , Elliot Burnstedt and Ollie Burnstedt; her parents, Robert and Barbara Stevens of Chillicothe; sister, Roxanna Dawn Stevens of Bellevue, NE and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Judy Burnstedt of Ottumwa.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Leila Disburg officiating. Burial will be in the Chillicothe Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Chillicothe Cemetery Association or Ottumwa Community Schools for a scholarship to be named in her memory.
Published on August 8, 2018
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Eileen and Willi Willms
Aug 12, 2018
I am a cousin to Deb's father Bob. I pray you and your children will be given strength to get through this difficult journey.
Lisa Anne Smith Meyer
Aug 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cindy Simpson and Emmett Helm
Aug 12, 2018
Todd, We are so sorry for your loss of Deb. We pray you find comfort from your memories, family and friends.
Rich & Anna Brown
Aug 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss My husband is a cousin of Bob's . We know how much a loss this is for them. They are so proud of their family and to lose your child. Lean on and love each other, be there to listen to each other. God take care of your family/
John and Carol Frevert
Aug 10, 2018
We send our heartfelt condolences to you and all of the family. Prayers
Aug 09, 2018
Todd, I hope you find time to heal and I am so very sorry you guys have to go through this. Rip Deb. Prayers to you all.
Teresa Brain
Aug 09, 2018
Todd we are so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. There are no words that can heal the pain that you and Deb’s family are enduring at this time but just know our thoughts and prayers are with you and Debs family Jackie , Ryan and the grandkids! May some how you find comfort and know your family and friends will be by your side and help you get through this in the days to come.
Lindsay (Sandifer) Cale
Aug 09, 2018
My deepest condolences. I will never forget how much Deb taught me. She was a true treasure. Thinking of you all.
Dominic Green
Aug 09, 2018
Todd so sorry to hear about your loss thoughts and prayers to you and your family so sorry
Bonnie Rodts-Cook
Aug 09, 2018
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you
Angela Borella
Aug 09, 2018
Praying for you and your family. My heart aches for you all.
Carole Comstock
Aug 09, 2018
Debbie was one of my first graders in my first year at Eddyville Elem. I'm deeply saddened to hear about your loss. God bless all of her family! πŸ™πŸ™
Ronda Berto Morten
Aug 09, 2018
I remember her contagious laugh, sorry for your loss.
Deb Broghammer
Aug 09, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Deb when she came to Cedar Rapids for school trainings. She always had a smile and spoke often of her family, especially the grandchildren. I am so very sorry to hear of this tragedy. May peace comfort her family and friends in the days to come.
Shauna Snyder
Aug 09, 2018
I'm so sorry that you're having to go through this loss, my prayers are with your family.
Krystal Woollums-Ehn
Aug 09, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time of loss.
Dave and julI bailey
Aug 09, 2018
Todd, we are so sorry ! May God be with you !
Jody Rupe & Shirley Dennison
Aug 08, 2018
Gary, Judy, Todd and Deb's family we are so sorry for your loss! Prayers to help give you strength.
Kelly Lois Reed
Aug 08, 2018
So sorry we have lost a bright light. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Todd and your family. πŸ™
Jack and Sherri Stevens
Aug 08, 2018
Gary,Judy & Todd so sorry for your loss,sending prayers to you and your family.
Jim Thudium
Aug 08, 2018
Todd myself and my family are praying for you and your families loss we are so sorry
Sheri Haupert-Betz
Aug 08, 2018
My condolences to Judy, Gary, & Deb's family at this difficult time. Brings back memories of when my brother, Kip, died instantly in a motorcycle accident at the age of 14 on August 10, 1980 which will be 38 years Friday.
Sharon Seaton
Aug 08, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. She was so wonderful to work with at Ottumwa High School. She was one of the first people to encourage me to make a change in my life and I will be forever eternally grateful. I will miss her. Please know Todd you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sheila Hannam Houk
Aug 08, 2018
Words cannot convey the heartfelt sympathy of a life taken so soon and to her beloved family & many friends. Existing & getting through this devastating time is all you can do for now. But know in time the wonderful memories will be forever to keep & no one can ever take them away. Prayers.
Tracey and Mike Meeker
Aug 08, 2018
So so sorry Todd. Our love goes out to you and our deepest condolences to you and your family. πŸ’”