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Helen Burgess-Spring

Cedar Rapids

Helen M. Burgess-Spring, 95, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2019,
at West Ridge Care Center.
Survivors include her son, Mike (Lynda) Burgess of Fairfax; a daughter, Kay (Steve) Dummermuth of Florida; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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