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Floyd Lorraine Burns, age 91 of Fairfield, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at Jefferson County Health Center.
Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 pm 7:00 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018, Behner Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the First Baptist Church with Pastor John Kermott officiating. After the service he will be cremated. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Glasgow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The First Baptist Church, Gideon's or Fairfield Babe Ruth League. Cards and memorials can be mailed to: 504 East Fillmore, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.
Floyd was born on March 15, 1927, in Winfield, IA to Elmer and Frances (Young) Burns. He married Audrey Aurelie Blucher on August 9, 1946. Last year they celebrated 71 years of marriage. To this marriage was born Cheryl, Darrell and Stephen.
Floyd lived for 65 years in the Fairfield area. He worked as a machinist and was owner of Northside Bootery. Floyd was a member of the First Baptist Church and Gideon's. Some of his outside interests were fishing and gardening. He and Aurelie had a garden on the farm and in town and would share their produce with others. He was also an excellent cook and loved to share his baked goods. Floyd was known for his peanut brittle. Even to the end he had a hand in the kitchen making meals. He will be missed by those who called him husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend.
Left to share Floyds memories are his wife, Aurelie of Fairfield, IA; 3 children, Cheryl Almack of Burlington, IA, Darrell (Barb) Burns of Sheldon, IA and Stephen Burns of Fairfield, IA; 10 grandchildren, Sean Almack, Cynthia Almack-Panvelle, Christopher Almack, Dacia OConnor, Scott Karlson, Kristi Karlson, Kelli Gottola, Jeff Karlson, Seth Burns and Jared Burns; 14 great grandchildren; 6 siblings, Robert Burns, Raymond (Eloise) Burns, Delbert (Karen) Burns, Ardythe (Skip) Gray, Colleen (Carl) Crow and Loretta (Nick) Crow; and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Frances; 4 siblings, Winona, Delores, Kendel and Charlotte; one grandchild, Bryce Burns; and one great grandchild, Atticus Burns.
On-line condolences can be made to the family at: behnerfh.com.
Published on April 10, 2018
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