Edwin Burnight, Jr. Obituary

Edwin W. Burnight, Jr.
Edwin Burnight
Edwin W. Burnight, Jr.

May 6, 1948 - June 28, 2012
Born in Bridgeton, NJ
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Edwin W. Burnight, Jr., 64, died of complications of cancer, Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The family will receive friends at Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel from 3-5:00 pm Sunday, July 1, 2012 followed by an evening prayer service at 5:00 pm. A graveside service will be 1:00 pm, Monday, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Jewell, Iowa.

Ed was born May 6, 1948 in Bridgeton, NJ to Edwin W. and Catherine (Emmell) Burnight. He graduated from Bridgeton High School and attended college in New Jersey and Kentucky. Ed served in the United States Army for twelve years. He was employed by United Brick and Tile in Adel, IA for nearly 20 years. He was united in marriage to Barb Erickson, the love of his life, on October 22, 1988.

Ed enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking and spending time with his wife and family. Survivors include his wife, Barb; son, Kevin (Anne) Burnight of Des Moines; and two grandchildren; father in law, Elston Erickson of Story City, IA; many family members and friends. Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Mercy Foundation in Des Moines. On line condolences may be made at IlesCares.com.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, July 1, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Evergreen Cemetery
Jewell, IA US
Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00 PM


St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN US 38105
Mercy Foundation
1111 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50314