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780 12th St. SW
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Le Mars, IA 51031
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John Burright

John D. "Jack" Burright

Friday, August 19th, 1932 - Thursday, July 8th, 2021
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John D. “Jack” Burright, 88, of Pierson, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Correctionville, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the funeral service.

John Drummond “Jack” Burright was born on August 19, 1932, in Rock Rapids, Iowa to John Blaine and Gertrude (McKinlay) Burright. After graduating from Rock Rapids High School in 1949, Jack attended Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education. He also enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program. Jack played his trombone in the college marching band and a brass group called “4 Rips and a Snort” and participated in Bethany Fellowship. Upon graduation, he served for two years in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain prior to his Honorable Discharge.

On June 15, 1955, Jack and Nancy Nannen were united in marriage at Pierson, Iowa. After Jack’s discharge, they returned to the Nannen family farm south of Pierson. Along with farming and raising hogs, beef and helping with the dairy cows, Jack taught at Correctionville and Bronson, Iowa. He would later teach math and science for 8 years in Washta, Iowa.

Jack was a life-long member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rock Rapids and Pierson where he was active on Regional Boards and served on many committees for the Christian Conference Center in Newton. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the lodges in Pierson and Kingsley. Jack was an active member of Harrison F. Pedersen American Legion Post #291 in Pierson. He was a Farm Bureau member for 58 years, served as a 4-H leader and as the Woodbury County Fair Manager for 18 years and later with the Woodbury County 4-H Foundation. Jack served as treasurer of the Pierson Town and Country Club for many years. He kept an extensive stamp collection and made numerous crafts from gourds he grew as a member of the Loess Hills Gourd Society.

Grateful to have shared his life is his wife of 66 years, Nancy Burright of Pierson, IA; his children, Beth Campbell of Marshalltown, IA, John (Diann) Burright of Ames, IA, Janette (Russ) Smith of Indianapolis, IN and Blaine Burright of West Des Moines, IA; three grandchildren, Cassandra Lyn Campbell, Katherine Grace Smith and Benjamin Paul Burright; a sister, Janice Billings of The Dalles, OR; a sister-in-law, Joyce Burright of Mendota, IL; a brother-in-law, Don Anderson of Kiel, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Vera Anderson; brothers, Ken, Leon, Blaine and Howard; and special cousin, Ray Willemssen.

Memorials in Jack’s name may be directed to the Christian Conference Center online at www.newtonccc.org/donate or by mail at CCC, Attn: Burright Memorial, 5064 Lincoln St., Newton, IA 50208or the Iowa 4-H Foundation/Woodbury County www.iowa4hfoundation.org
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Johnson -Earnest Funeral Home
    Address
    313 Barre St.
    KINGSLEY, IA 51028
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    Notes
    The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday prior to the funeral service.
  • Service

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Johnson -Earnest Funeral Home
    Address
    313 Barre St.
    KINGSLEY, IA 51028
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  • Interment

    Location
    Good Hope Cemetery
    Address
    Co. Hwy L36
    CORRECTIONVILLE, IA
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Nancy, we were saddened to learn of Jack's death. We hope most of your family can be with you this week. Our German band is fading. Our prayers go with you and your great family. Paul & Verlyn Rosenberger
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It has been a privilege to have known this generous, kind, tireless man! His attitude toward life and the way he lived out his faith made such an impact on me and so many! He will be missed! Sending prayers of comfort to his family as you gather to share memories and grieve.
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