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Edward Joseph Burns Jr.

November 22, 1952 April 15, 2020
Edward Joseph Burns Jr.
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Obituary for Edward Joseph Burns Jr.

Dunlap- Edward Joseph Burns Jr., 67, of Dunlap, passed away Wednesday April 15, 2020 at UnityPoint Pekin Hospital at 6:15 AM.

He was born November 22, 1952 in Peoria, IL to Edward and Arlene Wright Burns. He was preceded in death by his father, and two siblings: Robert Lee Burns and Ann Marie Burns.

Ed is survived by his mother; three children, Eric (Erin) Burns of Chicago, Ryan Burns of Madison, WI, and David Burns of Peoria; ten siblings, John (Dodie) Burns of Peoria, Dennis Burns of Manito, IL, Patrice Aaires of Glendale, CA, Bonnie Donley of Delavan, Sharon Burns of Littleton, CO, Deb (Darin) Bloomfield of Wyoming, IL, Raymond (Tania) Burns of Palm Bay, FL, Allen (Sally) Burns of Holland, MI, Jeanette Burns of Bartonville, IL, Ronald (Molly) Burns of Brimfield, IL; as well as more than 60 nieces and nephews.

Ed was a proud father of his children and was a proud veteran of the army serving from 1972 – 1974 in Korea. He worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 30 years in engineering before retiring and working for other local firms providing his engineering expertise. Ed’s memory will forever be cherished.

A private graveside service will be held Tuesday April 21, 2020 at St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria. Father David Richardson will officiate.

Memorials in Ed’s honor may be to Sophie’s Kitchen or the American Parkinson Disease Associate Midwest Chapter.

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Cemetery Details


St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

421 N. Sterling Ave
West Peoria, IL 61604

421 N. Sterling Ave West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sophia's Kitchen

504 Fulton St
Peoria, IL 61602

American Parkinson's Disease Assocaition

1800 North Main Street
Suite 215
Wheaton, IL 60187

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