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Bob N.  Burt

Bob N. Burt
  • March 18, 1927 - August 14, 2019
  • University City, IA and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan

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Bob N. Burt of University Park, IA and formerly of Battle Creek, MI

Bob, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Bob was born on March 18, 1927 in Battle Creek, the son of George and Edith (Green) Burt. He married Betty Forman in 1946 and they divorced in 1959. Bob then married Rachel Guest in 1963 and they were married 43 years until her death. He then married Delores Gillam on February 16, 2008.

Bob was a member of the Virginia Avenue Church of God which later became the North Avenue Church of God of Battle Creek for 73 years and the Omega Church of Oskaloosa, IA for the past 10 years. He worked for the Dole Market and then the US Register Company until he was hired at Post Cereals in March of 1945. Bob retired in 1984 after 39 years of faithful service. He was known for his kind heart, even temperament, humor, quick wit and deep faith in God.

Bob is survived by his wife, Delores; children, John (Mary) Burt of Battle Creek, Christine (Eldon) Zook and Jackie Timmons, both of Oskalossa, IA, step-son, Jim (Mitzi) Gillam of Colfax, IA; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dale Lee Burt; step-sons, Mike and Roger Gillam; granddaughter, Samantha Asley (Timmons) Dodt; step-great grandson, Ben VanWyk; three sisters, Carmen Clements, Iva Akins and Osie Burt and by eight brothers, Garnet, Guy, Clellan, George, Bill, Edward, Rex and Jack Burt.

A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at later date. Interment was held in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, Battle Creek. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek assisted Bob's family.