Nathan E. Burnette
October 23, 1974 - August 27, 2021

Nathan  E. Burnette

Nathan E. Burnette
Oct 23, 1974 - Aug 27, 2021

Nathan  E. Burnette

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - Nathan E. Burnette, 46, of North Liberty, Iowa, passed away on August 27, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Faith United Church of Christ, 3307 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 11:00 AM. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Memorial donations may be made to Iowa Donor Network, Johnson County Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences:

Nathan was born in Grangeville, Idaho, on October 23, 1974, to Paul and Patricia (Mockler) Burnette. The family moved to Muscatine, Iowa, shortly after his birth. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1993. Nathan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.

Nathan was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a sports enthusiast and a dedicated Hawkeye. He particularly liked baseball but didn't have a favorite team. Usually, he rooted for the underdog or whoever was playing against the Yankees. Nathan was also a talented musician and played classical saxophone for his own enjoyment. He had a passion for his work as a software developer at Leepfrog Technologies, Coralville, Iowa, and was driven to write perfect code. He took delight in nature and animals and enjoyed watching squirrels and birds at his home.

He is survived by his parents, Paul and Patricia, his brother Andrew, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nathan was preceded in death by his older brother Brian, his maternal and paternal grandparents, and his cousin Kraig.


Ben on Sep 3, 2021

Another pic from Shinta's visit in the summer of 2017. Love Nate's sense of humor as it shows in this pic. :)

Ben Edkin on Sep 3, 2021

Hanging out with Nate and the crew when Shinta visited from Japan.

Shinta on Sep 3, 2021

"I would like to send my condolence to Nathan's family.

He was a great man who had great sense of humor and kind to anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you, you are not alone. We all miss you, Nate."

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Bryan Walton on Sep 2, 2021

I've known Nathan for 14 years. I worked with him both at the University of Iowa and at Leepfrog. He was a wonderful friend of mine. There is an empty spot in my being with him gone. Nathan, thanks for the many good times and conversations through the years. I miss you very much!

Alberto Maria Segre on Sep 2, 2021

My condolences to Nathan's family; I worked with Nathan just after his graduation from our Department at the University of Iowa. He was a kind and gentle soul, a hard worker, and a joy to have around. He will be missed.

Jon Herning on Sep 1, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Nathan’s passing. I always enjoyed being around him, especially his humor and “yes, and” spirit in all the adventures we did together during college years. My sincere condolences to his family.

Nathan Lawless on Sep 1, 2021

My condolences to the friends and family on the passing of Nathan. As colleagues, we worked on many projects together and his genuine and kind personality made him a must see when in town on business. Whether sharing Big 10 banter about the upcoming WI/IA game, how IA was going to screw it up, or hearing about his new bike, he was always great to be around. Never a man of conflict, he would always resolve our sports predictions with, "we'll see". The world needs more kind and gentle souls such as Nathan and he will be sorely missed.

Mike Kanellis on Sep 1, 2021

It has been a joy and blessing to know Nathan. I looked forward to every time we got to visit. His sense of humor always made my day. I will miss him, but know that he is in a much better place. My prayers go out to his friends and family.

Scotta Jones on Sep 1, 2021

Nathan was a buddy to me at work, we had the best time in the worst of times and always tried to make light of even the most trying times. We had so many personal jokes together and he would make me laugh on the toughest days. I so wish I was able to see him before his passing. I will miss him forever, God speed Nathan. Prayers and blessings of strength to all who loved him

Bryan Walton on Sep 1, 2021

Nathan, in The Daily Iowan, as a senior at the University of Iowa.

Jimmy Yoon on Aug 31, 2021

Nathan was a great roommate. I will always remember his great smile and quiet chuckle! Miss you roomie!

Aaron sieperda on Aug 31, 2021

Remember a lot of times with Nate watch Hawkeye games. This is one of them up In Minneapolis in 2002. When the Hawks won the B1G 10. He was the S in the Hawks



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Faith United Church of Christ
3307 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebration Of Life

Faith United Church of Christ
3307 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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