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Darrin J. Burress

June 12, 1967 — March 30, 2023

Garner

Darrin J. Burress

Darrin J. Burress, 55, of Garner passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2023, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura with Rev. Jesse Burns officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 6th at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Darrin James Burress, the son of Bob and Shirley (Proctor) Burress, was born June 12, 1967, in Trenton, Missouri. He graduated from Putnam County High School in Unionville, Missouri and from Grand River Technical School from the diesel mechanics program. Darrin enlisted in the Iowa National Guard and served his country during Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He worked as a full-time tech for the Iowa National Guard until his retirement after 25 years of service and making countless friends along the way. Darrin was employed with the Cerro Gordo County Road Maintenance Department at the time of his death. On November 26, 1994, he married Jennifer Halferty at the United Methodist Church in Unionville, Missouri. They moved to Mason City in 1994 and the Garner area in 1999 where they raised their three sons. Darrin believed in investing in kids. He helped with 4-H, coached the boys’ sports, and served as Cub Scout Master for Pack 203 and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 1030. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, welding, and spending time with his family. He loved sports and vocally cheered on the GHV Cardinals, Iowa Hawkeyes, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Reds. 

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura.

Darrin is survived by his wife, Jennifer of Garner; three sons, Dakota, Jacob, and Drew Burress all of Garner; his mother-in-law, Cathy Halferty of Clear Lake; brother-in-law, Randy Halferty (Jen Miller) of Bondurant; brother-in-law, Dean Hadley of Afton, IA; and three nieces, Allison, Lauren, and Elizabeth Hadley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sara Hadley; and father-in-law, Ralph Halferty.

 

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Visitation

Thursday, April 6, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home-Garner Chapel

160 E. 4th St, Garner, IA 50438

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Friday, April 7, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Redeemer Lutheran Church

301 S Main St, Ventura, IA 50482

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Friday, April 7, 2023

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Concord Township

Garner, IA 50438

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