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Ky Duttlinger

June 28, 1971 ~ March 23, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Ky Duttlinger Obituary

Kylon Andrew Duttlinger, 51, of Burlington, died after a job related cancer, Thursday, March 23, 2023, surrounded by his fire service family.

Born June 28, 1971, in Iowa City, IA, he was the son of Marcia Finch Duttlinger. 

He graduated from Pleasant Valley High School. He then attended Kirkwood and SCC and received his Associate's Degree. 

Ky served as a Fire Fighter for 31 years. He was on the volunteer fire department in Riverdale before joining the Burlington Fire Department.  

Ky loved being outdoors. He was an avid outdoorsman; fishing, morel mushroom hunting and hunting, especially out of state hunting. Fire service was a huge part of his life. He was a long serving Union President and Member of Local 301 and State Vice President for the Iowa Professional FireFighters Association. Ky was very passionate about helping fire fighters across the state and was always available. He was the driving force for getting benefits for firefighters that have gotten cancer through their work. He has been named Vice President Emeritus by IPFF Board for his years of service.

He is survived by his firefighter brothers and sisters and his many professional friends he was acquainted with through his various roles in the fire department.  

He is preceded in death by his mother. 

The Remembrance Service for Ky will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Burlington High School's Carl Johanssen Gymnasium. Fire Service Funeral Honors will be rendered. Any uniformed personnel should gather at BHS at 10:00 AM. A private burial will be in Bailey Cemetery in Keswick, IA at a later date.  

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Remembrance Service
April 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Burlington High School Carl Johannsen Gymnasium
421 Terrace Dr.
Burlington, IA 52601


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