John Burns

Print Obituary
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.



6 Comments on John Burns

Judy & Curt Marchand said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2024 at 6:01 PM

Denise, sorry for your loss. He was a good friend and will be missed. RIP Jack

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marvin & Gail Roy said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2023 at 9:07 AM

Sorry to hear of Jacks passing. We will miss Jack along with the delicious catfish and blackberries he shared with us.

  • Prairie Du Rocher
  • IL
Mike Sauer said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2023 at 5:53 PM

Jack was a great guy and a Marine Veteran I knew him from the Round Table in Vernon’s garage in RocherHe will be surely missed my Sympathy to Family 🇱🇷🇱🇷

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois
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

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.