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Calvin Burnes

Calvin R. Burnes

Friday, August 11th, 1939 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Calvin “Cal” R. Burnes, 80, of Dubuque, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at Sunnycrest Manor.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd. Current health guidelines require half capacity in the funeral home. Brandon Peterson will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory. Entombment will be in Linwood Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

Calvin was born August 11, 1939 in Dubuque, the son of Elmer Burnes and Margaret (Meisenburg) Burnes Howell. He attended Jefferson Jr. High and Dubuque Senior High. At the age of 15, Calvin met his lifelong love Janet Folsom, and they were married on October 12, 1957. They spent 60 wonderful years together until her passing in 2017.

Calvin started working at the age of 10, delivering newspapers and ice. He served in the Army Reserve. Cal continued working on the railroad, the Dubuque Packing Company, and farming, as well as working for John Deere Dubuque Works for 30 years until his retirement.

Cal the City Boy moved his family to the farm in 1966, where they all had many years of joy. Cal will always be remembered by his family and friends for his big presence and his big personality. He was known for his love of the water, and he enjoyed many years fishing and swimming in the Mississippi River with his family and friends.

Cal is survived by five children, Debbie (Ted) Peterson of Davenport, Steve (Lori) Burnes of Dubuque, Tammy (Joe) Henry of Dubuque, Michele (DeAnn Fitzgerald) Burnes of Solon, and Lisa Burnes-Smith of Dubuque; his daughter in law, Lisa Burnes of Durango; 14 grandchildren, Sandy (Brian) Mostaert, Lynn (Aaron) Rasmussen, Tony (Jacqueline) Burnes, and Jesse (Brittany) Burnes; Brandon (Megan) Peterson and Sara (Ryan) Tilkens; Amanda (Adam) Hefel and Erik, Alex and Katie Burnes; Justin (Amy) and Jeff (Kristy) Henry; and Cassie (Joe) Lyons and Jake Smith; 23 great grandchildren, Samantha, Gabby, Gavin, Tyler, Jace, Emma, Logan and Noah; Aaron, Savannah, and C.J., Kylie, Blake, and Aubrey; Colin, Karleigh, Alex Jr., Clayton and Jack; and Mason, Madison, Alaina and Claire; his brother, Gene Howell; his sister in law Sharon Patterson; his brother in law Bob Hulburt; and his loving companion, his dog Lucy.

In addition to his wife, Cal was preceded in death by his son Tim; his parents; his brother Ronald (Pat) Howell; his parents in law, Mildred and Herb Berry; his sister in law Judy Hulburt; and his brother in law Doug Patterson.

Memorials may be made to the Sunnycrest Manor Auxiliary.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Sunnycrest Manor for their care and comfort for Cal and their love and support for the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address
    2659 John F Kennedy Rd
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 |
    When
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
    Location
    Linwood Cemetery
    Address
    2735 Windsor Avenue
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Jerry Marty

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I worked with Cal for 30 years at John Deere's and we had many good times and he will be missed. Jerry Marty
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