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Renee Diane Burns

May 11, 1963 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 54)

            Renee Diane Burns, age 54, of Strawberry Point, IA, was called home to Heaven on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was born on May 11, 1963 in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Marjorie Dahlstrom.

            Renee received her education in Guttenberg where she graduated with the class of 1981.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth Burns Jr on June 11, 1983, two children were born to this union, this marriage later ended.  She attended the University of Northern Iowa where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education.  Renee was a teacher for many years, as well as a consultant for Grantwood AEA, working with children with special needs. She was passionate about her church and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She loved her family and being “Grandma Na.” and had a special place in her heart for all children.  She loved dancing, camping, and creating art, especially beautiful stained glass projects. Her generous heart touched the lives of so many.

            Renee will be forever loved and cherished by her daughter, Randi Burns (Beau Timmerman), Strawberry Point, son, Brian (Cassie) Burns, Strawberry Point; her 4 grandchildren, Jagger and Tavien Timmerman, Katie and Andrew Burns; her mother Marjorie Elsinger, seven siblings, Gina Dahlstrom-Osburn, and Jody Dahlstrom both of Guttenberg, Leslie Schmelzer (John McAndrew), Delmar, Lonnie Dahlstrom, Dubuque, Cheryl (Ken) Steadman, Norfolk, VA, Angela (Dave) Spickerman, Maquoketa, Steve Elsinger, Guttenberg and many other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Dahlstrom and step-father, Andrew Elsinger Jr. Her grandparents Melvin and Ruth Dahlstrom, Adolf and Laura Blaser and Irene and Andrew Elsinger Sr.


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
October 29, 2017

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Crematory Services
207 South 1st Street
Guttenberg, IA 52052

Visitation
Monday
October 30, 2017

9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
520 S 2nd St
Guttenberg, IA 52052

Funeral Mass
Monday
October 30, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
520 S 2nd St
Guttenberg, IA 52052

Interment

St. Mary's Cemetery
Garber Hwy
Guttenberg, IA 52052


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