Michael Burns, 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at his home following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.

Interment was held in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Father Nick March officiated at the services.

Michael Dennis Burns was born March 1, 1963 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello. He was the son of Lyle and Mary Margaret McNamara, Burns. Michael was born with Downs Syndrome and lived with his parents until his father’s death in 1991. He then moved to a group home in Monticello, where he lived out his life. He became well known in the community and always had a smile and a “Hi” for all. He was always a delight for his family to visit.

Surviving are two sisters, Vicky (Michael) Ellis, Anamosa, Karla (Ish) Khan, San Diego, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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