Allen C. Burns(1920 - 2019)
Allen C. Burns 1920—2019
Allen C. Burns, 99, of Wausau, WI, formerly of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born April 3, 1920, in Bradley, SD, son of Austin C. and Augusta O. (Peschke) Burns. Graduate of Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake, MN, Class of 1939; attended Valparaiso Univ.; Veteran of the USN serving in the Pacific during WWII. Married Eleanor L. Ackerman on June 25, 1950 in Belvidere, IL. Worked at Rockford Products Co.; owned Al's Mobile Home Sales on 11th St. in Rockford and Belvidere's Greenview Estates. Long-time member of Belvidere's Immanuel Lutheran Church (where he had served as Congregational Chairman) before move to Rockford, IL and of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Was involved in: Lutheran Laymen's League; Lutherans for Life; charter member of Rockford Lutheran High School (1st board vice president); member of the National CCC Ass'n and Illinois Manufactured Housing Ass'n. Allen is survived by his wife, Eleanor; children, Austin Burns, Kevin Burns, Bonita (George) Ickstadt, and Susan (William) Meyer; grandsons, Austin and Jacob Burns; sister, Nora Skurski; and dear nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and brothers, Howard, Norman and Roland Burns.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church NW Site, 4881 Kilburn Ave., Rockford with Rev. Dan Eddy officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 in the church prior to the service. Burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rockford Lutheran Academy or Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
A special Divine Service and solemn Rite of Disposition for the 600 N Horsman facilities was held on Sunday June 9 at 10am. Services resume at their normal times, now entirely at the 4881 Kilburn Ave. location. Thank you to all who help make the closing ceremony and festivities such a day of hope and joy.
Helen Dobratz went to be with our Lord today. Funeral arrangements are pending and will not be for at least two weeks.
Dear St. Paul Family, The children and I have been blessed by the abundant generosity you've shown to us since Aaron's death. I know we are not the only ones in the church mourning his loss, yet you, even through your own sadness, have come to our aid in so many ways. We thank you for the sweet words of support and love, the delicious meals, the generous gifts, the wise advice, and the abundant, faithful prayers on our behalf. James 1:27 says, "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction . . . ." Thank you for helping us. We are truly grateful for you, our church family. Sincerely, Lorrie, Gus, Kati, Carl, Nora, Josie, and Peter
Funeral and committal service for Martha Elling will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday June 1st at Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo, Illinois. Following the committal, everyone is invited back to the church for a luncheon.