Louis John Otto Iburg, Jr., 88, of Center, MO passed away at 6:31 pm Thursday, December 26, 2019, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at the Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia, MO. Pastor Randy McDonald will officiate. Burial with full military honors provided by the Missouri Military Funeral Honors will be in the Brice Cemetery in rural Ralls County.
Visitation celebrating the life of Louis will be held 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Waters Funeral Home.
Louis was born on August 6, 1931, in Williamsburg, Iowa the son of Louis and Martha (Newhirk) Iburg.
He was united in marriage to Leora Sims on April 12, 1958, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Iowa. She survives him.
Survivors included wife, Leora Iburg of the home; children, Duane Iburg (Barb) of North English, IA, Richard Iburg (Thelma) of North English, IA, Mark Iburg (Stacey) of Center, MO, Melinda Taylor of Marion, IA, Steven Iburg (Elaine) of Williamsburg, IA, Marvin Iburg (Dianne) of Vandalia, MO; two Sisters, Florine Rowe of Williamsburg, IA, Erna Davies of Williamsburg, IA; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Iburg was preceded in death by a son, Paul Iburg; two brothers, Evertt Iburg, and Gilbert Iburg; four sisters, Florence Iburg, Irene Iburg, Hilda Vonweihe, and Laverne Collingwood; and two grandsons, Dustin Iburg, and Anthony Taylor.
Louis was Baptised and Confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, IA where he also attended school at through the eighth grade.
Mr. Iburg enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February of 1952 and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in September of 1957.
Professionally Louis worked as a heavy equipment operator for Iowa Department of Transportation. Upon retirement he moved to a farm in rural Ralls County, MO.
In his free time Louis enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Mr. Iburg was a member of the Vandalia VFW Post #2173.
Family was everything to Louis, he treasured the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and vacations spent together with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matt Iburg, Austin Iburg, Emily Iburg, Stephanie Iburg, Ashley Elgelken, and Amanda Anderson
Honorary Pallbearers will be Katey Iburg and Kristen Iburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice or Adiel Baptist Church , in care of Waters Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Louis' memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com