Burnell Glendor Duwe, age 83, of Guttenberg, IA, died Friday, April 17, 2020. He was born in Guttenberg on June 2, 1936, the son of Ora and Leona (Morarend) Duwe.
Burnell attended the Miners Creek Country School and farmed for many years. After selling the family farm, he was employed by Livingston Lumber & Nelson Lumber where he stacked lumber. On April 4, 1964, Burnell was united in marriage with Ann Holtz at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. This union blessed the couple with two children, Debra and Donald. Ann passed away on October 17, 2000.
Burnell loved to hunt, trap, fish and mushroom hunt until the last several years of his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who always brought him joy and a big smile when they would give him hugs and kisses. Burnell also had a wonderful memory and enjoyed reminiscing and sharing stories with family and friends about his years on the farm as a boy and about his adventures as a young man. Some of his favorite pastimes in his later years were small group Bible studies, having coffee and breakfast with his close friends, playing pool with the guys, attending church on Sunday mornings and gathering at the gazebo with neighbors to visit. Burnell had a generous, loving spirit and always had a big smile and a kind word for everyone he met.
Burnell will be forever loved and cherished by his two children, Debra (Dave) Greve & son Donald Duwe; 5 grandchildren, Justin Greve, Sharie (Wyatt) Keehner, David (Nicole) Greve, Brandon & Kaitlyn Duwe; 8 great grandchildren, Savanah Greve, Kaydance Keehner, Gage Keehner, Myah Keehner, Jozy Keehner, Kaleb Keehner, Gabby Greve, Eden Greve and many other relatives and friends.
Burnell was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Eunice Doepke & brother LaVerne Duwe.
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