Norman D. Burns, age 82, of Fostoria, Ohio, formerly of Wayne, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at The Toledo Hospital. He was born on March 11, 1931 in Squires, Ohio to the late Virgil N. and Mary E. (Black) Burns. Norman married Janice M. Stoudinger on October 21, 1950 in Perry Township; she passed away on May 5, 1997.
Surviving Norman are long time companion, Barbara Warner; sons, Mark Steven Burns of Walters, Oklahoma, Marshal (Jane) Burns of Fostoria, Ohio, and Matthew (Violet) Burns of Brunswick, Ohio; daughter, Maralee Burns-Noone of Wayne, Ohio; grandchildren, Mark (Nicole) Burns II, Jennifer (Marcus) Webb, Elaine (Ryan) Podach, Ryan Noone, Kenny Burns, and Eric Burns; and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Brody Webb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Mary; wife, Janice; brothers, Keith, Gene, Darrel, Ibert, and Junior Burns; sisters, Leta Kille and Beverly Walters; and great-grandson, Reid Podach.
Norman was a 1949 graduate of Risingsun High School, and served his country proudly in the Army during the Korean War. He was the manager of the bank in Wayne for many years, was a former member of the Union United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Elmwood Scholarship Committee, the Albert Bowe American Legion Post #338 in Bradner, and the Fostoria Lions Club. He was also a member of the Pemberville Masonic Lodge #516 and was a Masonic Shriner.
Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne, Ohio, where a Masonic Service will take place on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.
Additional visitation will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. at the Union United Methodist Church (2973 Baird Rd Fostoria, Ohio 44830), where a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014, with Pastor Kay Hatch officiating.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in West Millgrove, Ohio with Military Honors performed by the Albert Bowe American Legion Post #338.
Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Shriners, the Albert Bowe American Legion Post #338, or the Union United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to Norman’s family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org.
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