America's Obituaries and Death Notices: "Rockford Register Star (IL) - August 30, 2001
Deceased Name: Sam 'Bernie' Burns Sr., 69
A very special person
ROCKFORD - Sam 'Bernie' Burns Sr., 69, died at 11:42 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001. Born Oct. 2, 1931, in Shirland, the son of Kenneth and Lena Champion Burns. He married Joanne Scroggins on Dec. 29, 1951, in Rockford. Employed as a millwright in the construction industry before retiring. Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Member of Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation South and was a ministerial servant. Sam always was available to help where needed. Survivors include wife, Joanne daughter, Vickie Babcock and her fiance, Mickey Hollingsworth son, Samuel Jr. special grandson, Aharon Samuel Babcock, all of Rockford sisters, Delores (Joe) Bisbee and Judy (Bob) Shuga, both of Rockford, and Sandra (Jim) Haynes of Byron brothers-in-law, Fred (Renae) Scroggins of Belvidere and Denny Scroggins of Florida sister-in-law, Midge (Ken) Holmes of Rockford special daughter-in-law, Vicki 'Pip' Burns of Rockford 25 nieces and nephews 47 great-nieces and -nephews four great-aunts and many cousins. Predeceased by parents sisters, Helen Prichard, Sally Ingram and Grace Geordt brother, Carl Burns and niece, LaDonna Erickson.
Services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in Sundberg Funeral Home Ltd., with Dean Clark of Jehovah's Witnesses South officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in the funeral home. 8-29-2
Rockford Register Star (IL)
Date: August 30, 2001
Author: RRS Staff
Record Number: rck2001090412040169
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