February 23, 1927 – January 28, 2014
Warren Burdess, age 86, of 831 Leaf Road, died January 28, 2014, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home.
He has been cremated and a visitation and time of remembrance will be held for friends and relatives at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 5 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery near Mound City, Missouri, at a later date.
Warren Herbert Burdess was born on February 23, 1927, in Corydon, Iowa, the son of Albert and Lilly (Grove) Burdess. Warren was the oldest of 14 children.
He served with the United States Army during World War II and served in the European Theater.
Warren married Dollie Brierly on December 2, 1950, at Corydon.
The couple moved to Boone from Osceola in 1989.
Warren was a farmer all his life and he also worked as a mechanic for Ryder Truck in Des Moines.
He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, hunting and fishing, dining out, baseball, and music. He enjoyed singing and playing several instruments such as harmonica, guitar, violin, and keyboards.
Warren also sewed stuffed bunnies and made leather harnesses.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Warren was a member of the Boone Senior Citizens and LADOS.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister Mary Frances, five brothers, Frank, John, Glenn, Norman, and Gilbert. Warren is survived by three sons: Richard Burdess and wife Charlotte of Boone, David Burdess and wife Becky of Colfax, and Michael Burdess and wife Rosie of Boone; a daughter Konnie Parrish and husband Paul of Boone; two brothers Dean of Weldon and Lester of Sheridan, Arkansas; five sisters: Twyla Gochanour of Osceola, Jean Simmons of Denver, Colorado, Beverly Stillion of Eudora, Missouri, Doris Wineland of Des Moines, and Judy Welch of Sheridan, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.
In memory of Warren, memorials may be directed to the family to be gifted to charities of the family’s choice.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall is in charge of the arrangements.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com