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Eric Joseph Burns

May 27, 1940 May 16, 2019
Eric Joseph Burns
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Eric Joseph Burns, 78 of Streator died at 10:50 p.m. May 16, 2019 in OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital, Ottawa.

There will be no services or visitation. Shields Funeral Chapel, Oglesby is in charge of arrangements.

Eric was born May 27, 1940 in Topeka, Kansas to John and Patricia (MacFarland) Burns. He married Katherine Jeter March 11, 1961 in El Centro, CA She died May 6, 2018.

Eric worked as an insulation contractor. He was a member of the Kiwanis club. He was devoted to his family and his cats. He had a private pilot’s license and belonged to rod and gun clubs.

He served in the Arizona Air National Guard.

He is survived by his children; Katherine Mary (Michael) Smith and Janice Lynn (Terry) Wallin, grandchildren; Eric Patrick, Kate Elizabeth, Kyle Joseph, Michael Joseph, Ashley Rain and Kelly Elise and siblings; Mac (Yoshita) Burns, Steve (Laura) Burns, Timothy (Connie) Burns and Mary Burns.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son, Eric Michael Burns, and a brother, John Patrick.

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