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“Dearest Betty, Elaine, Becky, John, patty, and families, We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You were such dear friends of our parents and...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: dee and fay cotton families - FL

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“Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing all of the Burt family a very Merry Christmas. Aidan, Vincent and Tony ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tony Grego

“Peace be with the entire family and friends of Bob. We didn't know him personally but he sounded like a great guy. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Amy and Tony Vanderheiden - IA

“Betty, Elaine, Becky, John, Patty and families, such a sad time for all of you. Please know that many share your loss. Keep your memories close and...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Carolyn S Jones - Fort Dodge, IA

“Our deepest sympathy for your loss, may the Lord continue to support you and your families. From a friend and classmate of Elaine, God Bless you. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Low & family

“I stopped into see Mr. Burt when he was in the hospital this summer. I had never met him prior to this. Although I was a stranger, he was happy to...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Caree Severson - Boone, IA

“John & family, Please accept our sympathy and prayers in this difficult time, and may God give you his strength. Jon & Janice Grove ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jon Grove - Ames, IA

“My sympathy goes out to all of Bob's family he'll be missed. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Ahrens - Ogden, IA

“John and family. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. What a stand up guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Tina Olson Keister - Boone, IA

“May he be in peace now. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Vanessa and Barry Branson - IA

“Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“Bob was a great friend who often called me to check on my health issues! Always enjoyed listening to him talk and his laughter. He will be missed by...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Roger E. Erickson - Boone, IA

John Robert "Bob" Burt, 87, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ogden. Pastor Chris Cowan will officiate. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

John Robert Burt was born on January 21, 1928, in Ogden, Iowa, the son of John and Olga (Hanson) Burt. He graduated with the Ogden High School class of 1946.

On February 15, 1947, Bob was united in marriage to Betty Grimm. To this union four children were born: Elaine, Rebecca, John V., and Patricia. Bob worked at Northern Natural Gas as a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years.

Bob belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ogden. He loved hobby farming and helping his son, John, on his farm. Over the years, Bob had taken many fishing trips with his buddies to Minnesota and North Dakota. Most of all he enjoyed time spent with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Burt; four children, Elaine (Frank) Marsh of Grimes, Iowa, Becky (Mark) Benton of Guthrie Center, Iowa, John V. Burt of Pilot Mound, Iowa, and Pat (Jeff) Peterson of Dayton, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Carrie (Darin) Sloss, Erin (Peter) Smith, Julie Larson, Katie (Ben) VanSickle, Jill (Steven)Bintz, John A., Hannah, Alyx, and Audra Burt, three step grandchildren, Blake Benton, Libby Adkins, and McKenzie Smith; eleven great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Haleen of Ogden, Iowa, and Kay (Bernie) Miller of Woodland Hills, California; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Betty Elaine Burt in infancy, Phyllis Buckley, and Alice Barnett; and one brother, Bill Burt.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.