John Jude Burrows

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John Jude Burrows


John Jude Burrows, 59, died November 14, 2012 from a short battle with cancer. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 18 at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd. in Clive. The family will greet friends two hours prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.

Born on November 14, 1953 to William A. and Betty Mae (Drew) Burrows, John grew up in Des Moines and lived in Bondurant for many years. He was a self employed carpenter with his most recent employment at Courtyard Estates. John was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and loved music. In the 1970's John played in a band, Terra Firma, which was inducted in 2008 into the Iowa Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame.

He will be greatly missed by his brother, Joe (Deb) Burrows; nieces and nephews, Allison, Andrew, Billy, Kathy and Patty; cousins and his companion of 15 years, Laurie LaRue and her children, Ryan, Dawn, Josh and David and six grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother, William Burrows.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation.


Funeral Home
Brooks Funeral Care-University Chapel - Clive
7975 University Blvd.  Clive, IA 50325
(515) 277-8700
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012