Carroll R. Burras

Carroll Burras, 84, of Kanawha passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Kanawha.

Funeral services for Carroll Burras will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Kanawha Lutheran Church, 124 West Fourth Street in Kanawha with Pastors Geoffrey and Char White officiating.  Interment will take place at Norway Township Cemetery in Kanawha.

Visitation for Carroll Burras will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East Second Street in Kanawha and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Carroll Robert Burras was born September 12, 1928 to Carl and Berthilda (Anderson) Burras on the family farm south of Kanawha.  Carroll attended country school and Eagle Grove High School.

After finishing school, Carroll spent a few years doing long distance hauling and working on county road maintenance crews.  He soon returned to his farming roots partnering with his brothers Ray and Roger.  Together, they farmed for over 46 years.

Carroll was united in marriage to Edith (Johnson) Amosson on June 28, 1972 at St. John’s Lutheran Church south of Kanawha.  He was a very loving husband and father to Edith’s children, who thought of him as their father.

Carroll served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an avid member of the Kanawha American Legion Post for many years.

Carroll was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, serving as financial officer until the church was closed, and has been a member of Kanawha Lutheran Church ever since.

Carroll loved spending time with his family and is described as the life of the party.  He also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and grew to eventually enjoy the game of golf.  One of his passions was restoring and riding antique tractors.

Carroll is survived by his wife Edith Burras of Kanawha; their children Jim (Susan) Amosson of Waverly, Bette (Sandy) Schenck of Algona, Tom (Jeanne) Amosson of Cedar Rapids, and Carol (Lynn) Landin of Marion; grandchildren Kim Amosson, Kelly Amosson, Christine (Salloum) AbouSaleh, Michelle Amosson, Briana Amosson, Nick Amosson, Sarah (Mike) Baker, and Brian Landin, as well as his great-granddaughter Isabelle AbouSaleh; sisters Verna Headrick, Cora Spangler, Opal Neese; brothers Raymond Burras and Roger (Dorothy) Burras and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Carroll is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Arlene Burres, and brothers Irving Burras and Stan Burras.

The family suggests memorials be directed to Kanawha Lutheran Church.


Date: Friday, August 30, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Kanawha
118 East 2nd Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Kanawha Lutheran Church
124 West Fourth Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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