2016-10-06 / Obituaries

Donald Burns


Donald Burns Donald Burns Donald Allen Burns, 77, of Howell, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016, with his wife by his side.

He was born November 12, 1938, to Gerald and Mildred (nee Elowsky) Burns in Rogers City.

Mr. Burns had lived in Cedarville and he was graduated from Cedarville High School in 1956.

He married Yvonne Zampa May 19, 1990, in Grosse Ile.

Prior to his retirement in 2001, Mr. Burns had been employed by Livonia Public Schools. He also worked for Manufacturer’s (Comerica) Bank for 20 years.

Mr. Burns was a member of the NRA and Brighton Senior Men’s Club.

He enjoyed boating, traveling, deer hunting, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Yvonne; three children and their families, Scott Burns, Eric and Lynn Burns, and Julie and David Ross; two stepchildren and their families, Kenneth and Anne Schmidt and Larry Schmidt; three grandsons; eight step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren, and one brother, John Burns.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Burns was preceded in death by one sister and one stepson.

Services were held at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brighton.

Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Keehn Funeral Home in Brighton assisted the family with arrangements.

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