John C. Burns

September 26, 1936 - October 04, 2010 

John C. Burns

September 26, 1936 - October 04, 2010 

Obituary for John C. Burns

John Charles Burns

Holland, Michigan –
John Charles Burns, formally of Ligonier, died October 4, 2010 in Holland, Michigan.

John was born September 26, 1936 in Rome City, IN to William “Harvey” and Mildred (Cornforth) Burns, who preceded him in death. He married Karin Billert in Wurzburg, Germany on March 3, 1995. She preceded him in death September 21, 2007.

He is survived by three children, Elizabeth of Chicago, IL, Gregory of New York, NY and Douglas of Crown Point, IN; three grandchildren and one great-grand child; two brothers, David (Karen) of Ligoner, IN and Bruce (Connie) of Brushy Prairie, IN; and two sisters, Elaine (Jim) Bowers of Munroe Falls, OH and Wilma (John) Doyle of Macedonia, OH. Two brothers, Jim and Winton, preceded him in death.

He retired after 32 years of service in the U.S. Army as a captain. He worked for the U.S. government in Germany where he met his wife Karin.

He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grand child. He loved to travel the world and visited more than 70 countries. His passion was economics, and he warned everyone about the market crash of 2008 long before it happened. He was living in Berlin, Germany when the Iron Wall came down and said there must be a God for such an occurrence to have happened. He also adored his dog, Maxie.

A memorial service will be held on October 23, 2010 at the Trinity Assembly God Church in Ligonier at 11:00 A.M.

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