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David Lee “Buck” Burns, 79, of Leesburg, IN passed away at 9:12 a.m. on April 15, 2018 at Goshen Hospital in Goshen, IN. He was born on December 15, 1938 in Warsaw, IN to George David & Florence Ellen (Strieby) Burns.
He attended North Webster High School and was a lifetime area resident. He was married on June 22, 1956 in North Webster, IN to Betty J. Keim who survives. He retired in 2004 from Da-Lite Screen Company in Warsaw after 22 years as a tool & die maker.
He was a member of the Church of God in North Webster, Sons of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster where he served as chaplain, and life member of the North Webster Volunteer Fire. He was formerly a “Special Officer” of the North Webster Police Department.
He is survived by:
Wife – Betty Burns of Leesburg
Daughter – Debra J. Anderson of Leesburg, IN
2 Sons – Jerry L. (Julia) Burns of North Webster & Jeffery D. (Darlene) Burns of Monroe, GA
6 Grandchildren – Andrea (Ed) Klinger, Heather (Derek) Cripe, Todd (Kelsey) Burns, Brooke Burns, Ashlie (Jared) Smith, and Christopher Miller
4 Gt. Grandchildren
Brother – Floyd “Chuck” Burns of Elgin, OR
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother – Phillip Burns, and sister – Patricia Burns.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N S.R. 15, Warsaw, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & C.R. 500N, North Webster, IN. Memorial services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Judy officiating. Private family burial will take place in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46260.