Vaughn Keith Burnside, age 70 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, May 13,
2013, after a short illness from a rare form of cancer, at the Dennis and
Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
Vaughn was born December 11, 1942, in Michigan City, Ind., the son of Warren
and Alene Warren Burnside.
On February 24, 1967, he married Sandra King in Chesterton, Ind.
Vaughn is survived by his wife Sandy; two daughters Melenie (Lee) Burnside
of Yorkville, Ill., and Kathryn (Bob) McIlvanie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; his
mother Alene of Valparaiso, Ind.; five granddaughters Madison, Michaela and
Maggie of Yorkville, Ill., and Gabrielle and Lilliana of Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
a grandson Quinn of Cedar Rapids; three sisters Pat (Lee) Amstutz, Karen
Burnside, and Kim (Earl) McDowell all of Ind.; a brother Dave (Sheila)
Burnside of Indiana; a sister-in-law Bev (Dave) Schepp of North Dakota; a
very special brother-in-law who he loved dearly Les (Joanne) King, of North
Dakota; 11 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; a great-great
niece; and close friends Brian and Barb Worley and Dan and Gail Husmann all
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father and his niece, Heather McDowell.
He was a meat merchandiser for the Nash Finch Company where he had worked
for more than 20 years. He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist
Church and an Army veteran.
Vaughn was a gifted athlete and loved almost all sports. His great love was
golfing with his golfing buddy Brian. His greatest joy was his
grandchildren, playing with them when they were little and laughing with
them as they grew older.
Services are set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, at St. Mark’s United
Methodist Church, in Cedar Rapids, by the Revs. Craig Peters and Carroll
Brown. Friends may visit with the family at the church Monday from 5 to 8
p.m., and Tuesday after 10 a.m.
A memorial fund has been established in Vaughn’s memory.
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