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Maurice Francis Burr
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1936
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 2011
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Dubuque Telegraph Herald - November 4, 2011

FAIRFAX, Iowa -- Maurice Francis Burr, 75, of Fairfax, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Garnavillo, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Garnavillo. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 001 S. Industrial Park Road, Garnavillo, is in charge arrangements.

Maury was born on July 25, 1936, in Garnavillo, son of Arnold and Regina Burr. He graduated from St. Mary's High School, Guttenberg, received a B.A. from Loras College, Dubuque, and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

After college, Maury married his high school sweetheart, Lois DeSotel, on June 16, 1959, in Garnavillo.

Maury dedicated his entire 39-year professional career to serving the people of the state of Iowa as a civil engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation (IADOT). Before retiring from the IADOT, Maury was the District 6 district engineer located in Cedar Rapids. He also diligently served the Catholic Church as a lecturer and religious education instructor at various parishes during his life.

After Maury's retirement from IADOT in 1998, he could be found traveling the country with his wife, Lois, in his bass boat, cheering on his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes and spending time with his family. Maury and Lois recently moved from Cedar Rapids, where they had lived for the past 23 years, to nearby Fairfax.

He will be lovingly missed by his wife, Lois, and family; a son, Gary, his wife, Chris, and grandchildren, Mitchell, Emily, Clayton and Laura, of Bishop, Ga.; a son, Alan, his wife, Tracy Wagner, and grandchildren, Lauren, Rachel and Regina, of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Marcia Bell, her husband, Vernon Scott Bell, and grandchildren, Spc. Benjamin Bell, Ashley Bell, Cpl. Justin Schultz, Benjamin Schultz and Gale Schultz; and son, Brian, wife, Deb, and grandchildren, Jacob and Stephanie; and sisters-in-law, Margaret DeSotel and Carol DeSotel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Regina Burr; a baby brother, Lloyd, and brother, Gary Burr, SVD; brother-in-law, Robert DeSotel; and his only nephew, John DeSotel.

Family links: 
  Arnold Adolph Burr (1909 - 2001)
  Regina Catherine Schrandt Burr (1909 - 2008)
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79845174
Maurice Francis Burr
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 Added: Dec. 30, 2011

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