Donald Richard Burns
Donald R. Burns
85, passed away Monday, December 23rd, in Abilene. He was born August 5, 1928 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of William and Helen (Ralph) Burns. Growing up in Iowa City, Don attended local schools, graduated from St. Patrick’s High School and attended the University of Iowa. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps. Don was a rancher, rode bulls and was a clown in rodeos and had been employed as a custodian at Sterl Hall. On March 22, 2011, he married Anna M. Reed. All of their married life has been spent in Abilene. Don was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Tullo, a grandson, Jesse Karl, two sisters, seven brothers and the mother of his children, Bettieann Burns.
Survived by: Wife Anna M. Burns Abilene
2 Daughters Jacque Karl Abilene
Kelley (Ben) Hewes Sterling, Colorado
2 Sons Rick Burns Abilene
Randy Burns Wallowa, Oregon
Sister Betty (Bob) Ford Phoenix, Arizona
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 28th, at the Danner Funeral Home.
Cremation will follow. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Abilene Area Food and Clothing Center. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.