Obituary of Robert Joseph Burlage
Robert J. Burlage, 81, of Monticello passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at Monticello Nursing & Rehab Center.
Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 p.m.
Visitation will continue Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.
Robert was born January 12, 1938, in Monticello the son of Lawrence and Frances (Kurt) Burlage. He graduated from St. Mary High School in Cascade with the Class of 1955, and enlisted in the Army, having served in a missile defense battery in Taiwan. He married Marilyn Rahe on November 27, 1965, in Dyersville, Iowa. Together they farmed east of Monticello until retirement and moved to town in 2002.
Survivors include 4 children: Peg (Frank) Mere and Marty (Stacey) Burlage, both of Monticello, Jane (John) Smith of Lafayette, IN, and Tim (Rubi) Burlage of Florham Park, NJ; 17 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; siblings: Grace Tallman of Davenport, Richard Burlage of Brooklyn, NY, Helen Hignite of Edmond, OK, and Donald (Marcia) Burlage of Tipton, IN; in-laws: Doris Burlage of Monticello, Karen Funke and Ken (Shirley) Rahe, both of Dyersville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marilyn in 2016, parents-in-law, Gerald and Agnes (Tauke) Rahe; siblings: Bill (Jeanne) Burlage and John Burlage; and in-laws: Richard Tallman, Floyd Hignite and Leon Funke.
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