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Wesley Burrows

A Celebration of Life for Wesley N. Burrows, 91, of Kalona will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:00AM at the Church of The Nazarene in Iowa City with Pastor Michael Lynch officiating. Burial will follow at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 21 from 4 – 7PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the Church of the Nazarene Chaplaincy, Hospice of Compassus and Parkview Manor. Wesley Burrows died Friday, December 15, 2017 at Parkview Manor in Wellman.

Wesley Nathanial Burrows was born August 19, 1926 in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Earl and Ruth (Makepiece) Burrows. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II . On April 17, 1945 he was united in marriage to Hazel Kimes in Moulton, Iowa. Wes worked as a janitor for five years at the Moulton High School and 20 years at the Kalona High School. He owned and operated Burrows and Sons Roofing for 47 years. Wes was a member of the Church of The Nazarene and he and Hazel enjoyed traveling to a number of nursing homes each month to sing and play the guitar for the residents. They also had a radio show on a station in Centerville and later on KCII in Washington.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching birds. On the day of his death Wes was honored as a veteran by Hospice Compassus for his service and sacrifice to the citizens of the United States of America.

Survivors include three sons: Rayner (Pat) Burrows of Kalona, David (Doreen) Burrows of Tampa, Florida, and Jerry (Tina) Burrows of Kalona, a daughter-in-law, Kathy Rushlo of Phoenix, Arizona, nine grandchildren, and one sister Francis Freeburg of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Preceding Wes in death were his parents, his wife Hazel, his son James, three sisters: Ila, Lillian and Bonnie and two brothers: Ernie and Alfred.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Parkview Manor
516 13th Street, Wellman, Iowa 52356,
Tel: 319 646 2911

Hospice of Compassus
5005 Bowling St Suite B, Cedar Rapids IA 52404
Tel: 1-319-343-1412
Web: https://www.compassus.com/locations/iowa/cedar-rapids?tab=location_overview

Church of The Nazarene Chaplaincy
Iowa City IA 52240

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Wes was truly a special man. I'll never forget the summers I spent working for him 10+ years ago. I've never met anyone else like Wes and am fortunate to have had the experiences I did with him. His genuine goodness has had a lasting positive impact on me and I still think of him often.

Adam Davis Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

To class mate David and your family. So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great guy. I know everyone will miss him. He was a blessing to many people.

Carrie Borntrager Martin Dec 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Burrows

Kiara Stevenson Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Burrows

Leslie Ann Dec 19 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wesley Burrows

Deborah Jennings Dec 18 2017 12:00 AM