William R. Burns

Artesian

William R. Burns, 83, Artesian died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Morgan Cemetery, Fedora.
William Robert Burns was born May 12, 1930 at Belevidere to Frank and Elma (Stanlake) Burns. He was raised in several locations in South Dakota and attended Mitchell High School. He married Violet Gerstenecker on June 12, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Pipestone, Minn.
Bill worked at various jobs and later as a welder at Trail King in Mitchell.
He loved to fish and enjoyed helping out people with work.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Buddy; an infant daughter; and two half-sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Violet of Artesian; two daughters, Betty Eddy of Virginia and Bonnie Kidder of Howard; his beloved granddaughter, Candy (Jesse) Kreger of Estelline; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and special friend, Raymond Mathis.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.willoughbyfh.com

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