May 13, 1934 – October 7, 2014
Richard Earle Burson (Dick) passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Dick was born May 13, 1934 to Merle and Clarice Burson in Chariton, Iowa.
After graduating from Chariton High, Dick enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Medical Corps during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged and attended Grandview and Drake University. Dick was involved in sales and was a small business owner. In his spare time he enjoyed many outdoor activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Don. Dick is survived by his wife, Jean; their four children and their spouses, Brad and Kathy, Chris and Loni, Steve and Lara Burson, Shelley and Vafa Matin; seven grandchildren, Eric, Michelle, Zachary and Madison Burson, Sara, Sophia and Mitra Matin. Dick will be missed by many relatives and friends.
A memorial graveside service will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 13 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery (Van Meter). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ GRANDVIEW PARK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel 3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com