John A. Pierson, 64, of Burlington, died at 6:54 PM Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Great River Hospice House.
Born August 1, 1953, in Denver, CO, he was the son of John H. and Isabella F. Pierson.
John worked as the lead man on a canal barge for 36 years where he was known as "Tugboat John".
He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He enjoyed playing with his dog, and drawing. He was a die hard Bronco's fan, and enjoyed watching sports.
Survivors include two brothers, David (Kathy) Pierson of Carson City, NV, and Douglas (Jan) Pierson of Warwick, RI.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
Burial will be at a later date at the Keokuk National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society.
A service summary is not available