Anne M. (Burdt) Smith

Anne M. (Burdt) Smith

Anne M. (Burdt) Smith, age 70, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Dubuque, passed away at 6:30 a.m., on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Anne’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., on Friday, November 26, 2021, at St. Columbkille’s Church, 1230 Rush Street. To honor Anne’s life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Columbkille’s Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is assisting the family.

Anne was born on April 25, 1951, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of James and Mary (Goff) Burdt.

Anne was born and raised in Dubuque where she would reside for most of her life. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing and would put her education to good use helping the clients of Cozy Corner Adult Daycare for 10 years until her retirement. Caring for the elderly was her true calling in life. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, William Smith, on December 17, 1993, at St. Dominic’s Villa Chapel. They were truly blessed with 13 years of wedded bliss before he sadly passed away on August 28, 2007. Anne’s faith was extremely important to her. She was a long time member of St. Columbkille’s Church and was a Franciscan Associate of Mount St. Francis. In her free time, Anne enjoyed a little retail therapy, and any time she could find something special for the granddaughters she was thrilled. She liked to listen to music, especially Johnny Cash, and loved to go dancing. She also liked to keep up with current events by watching CNN, but was never one to say no to curling up and watching a good movie with the girls. Anne always took great pride in her appearance, she dressed for the occasion and her hair was always done just right. Her family was always her top priority. She encouraged everyone to continue their education and supported all of their endeavors. We are deeply saddened at losing such a wonderful woman in our daily lives. We are, however, thankful for all of the wonderful memories made and the life lessons she has taught us throughout the years.

Those left to cherish Anne’s memory include

her daughters,
Jennifer (Brendan) Owens, Cedar Rapids, IA
and Julia (Robert) White, Madison, WI;

3 granddaughters,
Abby Owens, Molly Owens and Corinne Owens;

her siblings,
Jeanne (Jim) Chowning, Valparaiso, IN
James (Sue) Burdt, Dubuque, IA,
Tom (Ellen) Burdt, Cuba City, WI
and Mary (Rob) McNally, Cascade, IA;

a sister-in-law,
Vickie Burdt, Dubuque, IA;

and her aunts,
Donna Burdt, Dubuque, IA
and Cas Kluesner, Dubuque, IA.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; her grandmother, Helen Burdt; her husband, William Smith; her brother, Jeff Burdt; a niece Renee Burdt; and a nephew Jeremiah Burdt.

Anne’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of St. Luke’s ICU and Hospice Unit, and the staff of Evergreen Estates for their outstanding care of Anne. Also special thanks to Mariko and Robert Wilbricht of Cozy Corner for their kindness and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family will thankfully receive your support through phone calls, greeting cards and memorials in Anne’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Anne Smith Family.

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St. Columbkille's Church
1230 Rush Street, Dubuque, Iowa
November 26th, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM


St. Columbkille's Church
1230 Rush Street, Dubuque, Iowa
November 26th, 2021 at 10:30 AM

2 condolences for Anne M. (Burdt) Smith
  1. Mary Doyle says:

    I appreciated Anne’s kindness during Mom’s time at Cozy. It was a great place for Mom and Anne was a part of that.

  2. jim burdt says:

    awesome big sister when growing up you were always looking out for everybody your entire life

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