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Burl F. Green

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Burl F. Green
Burl F. Green, 84, of Cherokee, former long time rural Cleghorn area resident, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 27 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Ethan Sayler and Rev. Andrew Hilla officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There was a flag presentation at the cemetery.

Burl Green was born on Sept. 4, 1923 in Quimby, Iowa, to Clare W. and Helen (Moe) Green. He graduated from Quimby Public Schools in 1941, and was a veteran of WW II, serving in the 13th Air Force from 1943 until 1946, when he was discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was married to Colene Rowland on Aug. 11, 1946 at Mound City, Mo, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967 from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. He then received a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and Guidance in 1968 from the University of South Dakota.

The couple lived and farmed north of Cleghorn from 1947 until 2007 when they moved to Cherokee. He was a guidance counselor for the Aurelia High School from 1968 until 1976, was a social worker for Cherokee County, director of Social Services in Plymouth and Buena Vista County, and was also a Juvenile Court Officer for Cherokee, O'Brien and Plymouth counties.

Burl was active in the Democratic Party, a member of the Cherokee County Conservation Board for 12 years and a member of the Northwest Iowa Personnel and Guidance Association. He was also a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee and former long- time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina. Burl followed the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis Green; a grandson, Eric Green; two brothers and sisters-law, Vernon and Esther Green and Melvin and Margaret Green; a sister and brother-in-law, Vesta & Noel Courtright; two brothers-in-law, Roy Nelson and Edgar Roseen.

He is survived by his wife Colene; two sons and three daughters: Terry Green and his wife Jean of Guttenberg; Morey Green and his wife Clarice of Spirit Lake; Sue Stuhr and her husband Bob of Ocean Isle, N.C.; Annette Raver and her husband Jeff of Eureka, Ill.; Linda Green of Cherokee; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters, Dale Green and his wife Dorothy of Estherville, Doris Roseen of Marcus and Beverly Nelson of Cherokee; and also many nieces and nephews.