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Timothy Joseph Burns


Timothy Joseph Burns, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 1, at UIHC following a sudden illness.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cosgrove, with Father Robert Cloos officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Parish Hall, where the rosary will be recited at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Peter's Church, Hills First Responders or the Tim Burns Memorial Fund.
Tim was born Feb. 6, 1962, in Iowa City, the son of Kenneth and Joan Skow Burns. He was a 1981 graduate of Clear Creek High School. On June 25, 1988, Tim married Kathy Colbert at St. Mary's Church in Riverside.
Tim was employed with the city of Iowa City, where he was a refuse worker since April of 1990. Tim operated a lawn care and snow removal service and farmed the family farm.
Tim was a storyteller with a magnetic personality that made people laugh. He loved being a resident of Hills and being involved with St. Peter's Pork Day, where he drove the train ride. He enjoyed tractorcades, tractor pulls and annually attending the Iowa State Fair. This year Tim took part in the WMT Tractorcade. Most important to Tim was his wife, family and friends. Tim did not know a stranger.
Tim is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; his siblings, Mike Burns, Pat (Kris) Burns, Kathy (Jeff) Pitlick, Gerry (Deb) Burns, Jim (Dawn) Burns, Jeanne (Guy) Goldsmith and Shelli (Heath) Mardesen; his father--in-law, Bob Colbert; brothers and sisters-in-law, Julie Colbert, Jean (Bryan) Lenz, Steve (Kathy) Colbert, Tim (Bev) Colbert, Pat (Michele) Colbert, John (Linda) Colbert and Doug (Barb) Colbert; and numerous nephews and nieces whom adored Tim.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Joan Burns; grandparents, James P. and Cecilia Burns and Nora and Gerald Skow; mother-in-law, Lucille Colbert; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.