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Michael Burns, 57, died on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at his home following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 22, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Father Nick March will officiate at the services. Masks must be worn to enter the funeral home and be properly placed over the nose and mouth.
Surviving are two sisters, Vicky (Michael) Ellis, Anamosa, and Karla (Ish) Khan, San Diego, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael Dennis Burns was born March 1, 1963, at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Lyle and Mary Margaret McNamara Burns. Michael was born with Down syndrome and lived with his parents until his father's death in 1991. He then moved to a group home in Monticello, where he lived out his life. He became well-known in the community and always had a smile and a "Hi" for all. He always was a delight for his family to visit.
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