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Dick E. (Grif) Griffith

April 23, 1936 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 81)

Dick E. (Grif) Griffith , 81, of Burlington, died at 10:35 PM Thursday, February 1, 2018, at his home.

Born April 23, 1936, in Burlington, he was the son of Walter Francis and Frances Sherratt Griffith. On May 25, 1963, he married Nancy Ann Gustison at Oakville Methodist Church. 

Richard worked in purchasing at J.I. Case for 30 years.

He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.

Richard was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Elk Lodge. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball, and St. Louis Cardinal baseball. He also enjoyed reading and collecting steamboat books; but what Richard enjoyed most was enjoying his retirement with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; five nieces, Cathy Jo (Greg) Greiner, Cynthia Jo (Dan) Evans, Robyn Renee (Steve) Smith, Kimberly Dawn (Ed) Fisher, and Susan Griffith; five nephews, Donald Lynn Gustison, James Donald Gustison, Corey Duane (Jessie) Gustison, William Griffith, and Mark Griffith; and several great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Lori, and one brother William.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

Visitation will be from noon until 5:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established in his name to a charity to be determined. 

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