John Burns

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John Wayne Burns, 88, of Prairie du Rocher, IL, born February 2, 1935, in Belleville, IL, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023, in Marion, IL.

John was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. John loved to watch and take care of his hummingbirds.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret, nee Mank, Burns; and his sister, Jean (Bud) Kirkwood.

He is survived by his cousin, Denice Johnson.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



3 Comments on John Burns

Todd Smith said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2023 at 6:58 PM

It was an honor to meet Mr. Burns. He always made me smile.

  • Marion
  • IL
Keith Burns said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2023 at 5:42 AM

You will be missed, may you reunite with friends, family, and loved ones in heaven.

  • Riverview
  • FL
Stephen J Veres said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Denice, I'm sorry for your loss.

  • Venice
  • FL

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