Bob N. Burt


Bob N. Burt, 92, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born March 18, 1927, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of George and Edith (Green) Burt. He married Betty Forman in 1946, they divorced in 1959. In 1963, he was united in marriage to Rachel Guest. Rachel preceded Bob in death after 43 years of marriage. On February 16, 2008, he was united in marriage to Delores Gillam. He was a member of the Virginia Avenue Church of God which was later North Avenue Church of God in Battle Creek, Michigan, for 73 years. Upon moving to Oskaloosa, he joined the Omega Church and enjoyed 10 years of membership. Early on Bob worked at Dole Market and US Register Co. In March of 1945, he was hired at Post Cereals. He retired from Post Cereal in 1984, after 39 years of service. Bob was known for his kind heart, even temperament, humor, quick wit, and deep deep faith in God.
His family includes his wife, Delores Burt of Oskaloosa; his children, John (Mary) Burt of Battle Creek, Michigan, Christine (Eldon) Zook of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jackie Timmons of Oskaloosa, Iowa; a step son, Jim (Mitzi) Gillam of Colfax; 5 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his son Dale Lee Burt; step sons, Mike Gillam and Roger Gillam; a granddaughter, Samantha Ashley (Timmons) Dodt; step grandson, Ben Van Wyk; three sisters, Carmen Clemens, Iva Akins, and Osie Burt; eight brothers, Garnet, Guy, Clellan, George, Edward, Rex, and Jack Burt.
A private family graveside service and burial will be held in the Floral Lawn Memorials Gardens in Emmett Township of Battle Creek, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Oskaloosa.
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