John "Bud" Hart
September 14, 1932 - October 4, 2018


John "Bud" Hart
Sep 14, 1932 - Oct 4, 2018

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John G. (Bud) Hart, 86, of Burlington died October 4, 2018 following complications of heart surgery. Bud was born September 14, 1932 in Hannibal, Missouri to Melvin (Bud) and Emily Hart. He lived most of his life in Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School and attending community college there. Bud served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He returned to Burlington following his military service and worked with his father in construction. He later joined Dal and Derby Thompson at Atlas Warehouse. They began Pak-A-Way Container Service, which Bud later owned and managed until he sold the company and retired from being "Mr. Dumpy" in 1997.
Bud married Alice Myatt in 1952 and they had three children together. They later divorced. In 1974 he married Mary Roberts and they shared 44 years together. After retirement, Bud and Mary enjoyed traveling the world together, often escaping Iowa winters with extended visits to Arizona, Florida and Mexico.
Bud loved golf, playing regularly with his golfing buddies and occasionally with family at Spirit Hollow and other courses. He was especially proud of the times he could "shoot his age." He was also an active volunteer for the Kings Daughters Home, Downtown Partners and many civic projects during his 50+ years as a Burlington Kiwanis Club member. He lived a full and active life up to his passing and always encouraged others to enjoy life to the fullest.
Bud is survived by his loving wife, Mary, his three children: Lorna (Jeff) Naifeh, Brad (Jade) Hart, Jon (Peggy) Hart, seven grandchildren (Zach, Ian and Noah Naifeh; Alison Wetmore and William Hart; and Courtney Gustafson and Cole Hart) and thirteen great grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a kind and generous husband, father and grandfather--with an infectious smile.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Burlington Kiwanis Club or West Hill United Methodist Church in Bud's honor.

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Danielle Rings on Oct 13, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. Randy & Danielle Rings

Lori Steward on Oct 11, 2018

CandleMy deepest sympathy to you all. Bud will always be one of my favorite people. Love and prayers !

Jeff Strause on Oct 10, 2018

Bud was one of the greatest people I have known in my life. He made Kiwanis what it was and will be greatly missed. Bless the Hart family in these difficult times.

Karen Mathewson on Oct 10, 2018

CandleDear Brad and Jade,
I’m so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. May wonderful memories help you during your sorrow.
Love you both.
Karen Mathewson

John Hart on Oct 10, 2018

Beth Mohrfeld on Oct 10, 2018

Jon- Your Dad was a great dancer! Sorry to hear of his passing. Beth Mueller Mohrfeld

Jim and Kay DeLong on Oct 9, 2018

Brad and Jade- Please accept our heartfelt condolences at your loss. Jim and Kay DeLong

Sue Pratt on Oct 8, 2018

We had some great times together that lasted through the years. He will be missed but not forgotten. Heaven will not be the same,with Bud and Tom running the show. Sue Pratt

Kris and Dennis LaVeine on Oct 8, 2018

He taught us all what the trash business was all about, reliable friendly service..This Trashman will never forget him.

Mallory (Turk) Eagen on Oct 8, 2018

Tom and I had the Grenn Lantern for a few years in the late 90's and early 2000. Bud was always a pleasant customer with a smile on his face. We always enjoyed running into him in the last few years. I went to school with Brad and we'd talk about how he was doing. I'm sorry for your loss.
Tom and Mallory (Turk) Eagen

Maureen Cahill on Oct 8, 2018

Jon and Peggy, along with the rest of the family...I am so sorry for your loss. Jon, your dad did a great job raising a fine gentleman in you. Prayers coming to your family. -Maureen Cahill


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