Burington services today at W.U. UMC


Burington services today at W.U. UMC

Forest “Glenn” Burington was born on August 17, 1919, to Forest and Bessie Blance (Dennis) Burington on his family farm near Edgewood, Iowa. Following graduation from 8th grade, Glenn began farming full time with his father.

Glenn was united in marriage to Eleanor Day on December 16, 1945 at the Arlington Methodist Church in Arlington, Iowa. Before moving to their dairy farm in rural West Union the couple farmed near Fayette and Randalia for a short time.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of West Union and the United Methodist men’s group. He helped repair headstones in Fayette County at pioneer cemeteries.. In the 1970s, Glenn participated in multiple area parades dressing up as a clown for the Farm Bureau float.

Glenn passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. Glenn loved to square dance and was a member of Swinging Squares Square Dance Club. He enjoyed horseshoes and following retirement he took up bowling.

Glenn is survived by five children, Morse Burington of Muscatine, Iowa, Artis (Greg) James of Aurora, Iowa, Dennis (Sue) Burington of West Union, Willis (Susan) Burington of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Joyce (Joel) Haack of LaClaire, Iowa; a sister, Vida Llwelyn; brother-in-law, Leonard (Sadie) Day; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Duane) Rinderknecht; a son-in-law, Randy Howe; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter, Francis Howe, three brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in West Union. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Cemetery in Oelwein, Iowa.

A public visitation was held from 4 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union.

S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of the arrangements.

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