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BURROUGHS, Roland Ephriam 'Sonny' 1922 - 2015


Posted By: Cindy Maust Smith (email)
Date: 7/29/2020 at 20:48:26

The Standard Newspaper, March 20, 2015, Waukon, Iowa

Roland E. Burroughs, 92, of Waukon, IA, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 23rd, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Roland Ephriam "Sonny" Burroughs was born on November 8, 1922, at the rural Dorchester, IA, home of his parents, David and Mary (Moller) Burroughs. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Dorchester Catholic Church and attended school in the Dorchester area. After his schooling he worked as a farmhand for various people in the area before purchasing a farm on Bear Creek. On November 7, 1953, he married Vera Mabel Wasserfort Hagemeier at St. Mary's Dorchester Catholic Church. In 1955, Roland and Vera sold the farm and moved to Waukon, IA, where he worked at Kriete Tire Shop and drove truck for Admiral Freight Lines. Later he worked for a number of years as a tractor mechanic for Al Burg at Burg Implement in Waukon. Following his retirement Roland did some work for Billy Bresnahan as a diesel mechanic and truck driver.

Roland was at home in the outdoors. His entire life he hunted, fished, gathered, and was very resourceful interacting with nature. He raised a large garden, did a lot of canning, made jellies and jams, and was a good cook and baker. He took the time to teach his kids and grandkids many of the things he had learned and tried to pass that knowledge down to them.

Survivors include his four children: Becky of Boston, MA, Paul of Waukon, Mark of Wichita Falls, TX, and Dean of Waukon; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a sister Della Just of Clarkfield, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Vera, who died in December 2014; 3 sisters: Mary Helgeson, Florence Radloff, and Anna Mae Waters; and 5 brothers: Richard, Jerome, Garland, Delbert, and Albert.


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