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Robert "Bob" Wayne Burns

June 26, 1944 — June 13, 2023

Cedar Rapids


Robert “Bob” Wayne Burns, age 78, (formerly of Cedar Rapids) passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Knoxville from 1:00-2:30pm.

Bob was born on June 26, 1944, in Moravia, Iowa, the son of Glen and Doris Burns. Following graduation from high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country.

Bob was united in marriage to Margaret “Maggie” Poppenga on September 30, 1972, in Mechanicsville, Iowa. They were blessed with two children, Michelle and Aaron. Bob and Maggie enjoyed 40 years of marriage before her passing on November 13, 2012.

Bob was a production worker at Rockwell Collins and retired in 1999. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoyed western books and old movies.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Michelle Burns and Aaron Burns, both of Cedar Rapids; siblings: Dorothy Parcel of Texas, Maxine Agan of Buffalo, IA, Margaret Arnold and Marlene DeMoss of Ottumwa, IA, Mary Jenkins of MO, Max Burns of Bussey, IA, and Jim Admire of Centerville, IA.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Doris Burns; wife, Maggie Burns; and siblings: Carl Burns and twins, Larry and Jerry Burns.


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Saturday, July 8, 2023

1:00 - 2:30pm (Central time)

Pierschbacher Funeral Home - Knoxville

202 E Washington St, Knoxville, IA 50138

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