Gary Burns

Gary J. Burns

Friday, February 17th, 1939 - Friday, May 28th, 2021
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Gary J. Burns, 82 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at The Manor of Kenosha, WI.

He was born February 17, 1939, in Kenosha, WI the son of the late Cecil J. and Mae Anna (Utech) Burns and remained a lifelong resident. Gary graduated from Bradford High School and on May 7, 1960, he married Linda Sturm. He then proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. He was employed by Abbott Laboratories for many years and retired as a purchasing agent.

Gary served as a volunteer firefighter for the Village of Pleasant Prairie for many years and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also volunteered his time coaching CYO Football and enjoyed participating in the Badger State Games trap shooting competition, which he won the championship in July of 1999 in his age group.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Linda; five children, Barbara (Jeff) Leach of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Michael (Karen) Burns of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Craig (Holly) Burns of Racine, WI, Richard (Chris) Burns of Bristol, WI and Keith (Lynn) Burns of Genoa City, WI; fourteen grandchildren, Jessica, Christina, Erica, Jamey, Jakob, Shannon, Cristian, Cassandra, Ayden, Owen, Patrick, Shawn, Michael and Haley; four great-grandchildren, Noah, Rachel, Sarah and David; a sister, Kathy Miller and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Baggs.

Funeral Services and interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Proko Funeral Home.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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