Denny was a retired international labor representative for the Chemical Workers Union. Prior to that Denny served in the United States Army for two years and worked at Monsanto for 20 years. One of Denny’s favorite past times was to visit Kentucky Lake and go boating with his family.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Janice K. Burton, nee Cook, whom he married on August 8, 1969, and who died on July 13, 2006; his parents, Raymond and Loretta Burton; a brother, Steven Burton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Audrey, nee Kronenburger, Cook; a brother-in-law, David Cook; and a beloved cousin, Jean Eckert.
He is survived by three children, Kristi (Blake) Holliday of O’Fallon, IL, Jeff (Michelle) Burton of Shiloh, IL, and Amy (Adam) Bader of Fort Myers, FL. He was the loving and proud grandfather “Paupie” of eight grandchildren, Breanna Bader, Lexi (Patrick) Iglesias, Adam and Brooke Bader, Blake and Peyton Holliday, and Brody and Rylee Burton; and three great-grandchildren, Lydiana Bader, Emmy Rose, and Luke Iglesias. Denny is also survived by a brother, Bruce Burton of Belleville, IL; a brother-in-law, Michael (Niccy) Cook of Belleville, IL; a special cousin, Mike Eckert of Belleville, IL; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Burton family wishes to express their gratitude to the loving care provided by Dr. Morgenstern and his favorite head nurse, Jill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center, MSC 1247-414-2100, 7425 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at siteman.wustl.edu/tribute. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2022, at The Edge, 701 South Belt West, Belleville, IL, 62220. We would love to hear all of the wonderful memories of our Dad and invite everyone to toast him with a Busch!