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George Hugh Burns

George Hugh Burns

Died: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Age: 75
George Hugh Burns, 75, of Imlay City passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 after a prolonged battle with emphysema. He passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born on June 26, 1932 in Detroit. He was the son of William and Germaine Burns. He grew up in Roseville, where he met his wife Ruth Bernice Eddy. He married Ruth on July 3, 1952.

George and Ruth made their home in Imlay City with their sons, Dennis, Steven and Gary.

George was a proud Marine and served his country in the Korean War. He was an artist, technical illustrator and for a number of years had Georgeís Signs sign shop in downtown Imlay City. He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Imlay City where he was a fixture as an usher for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Burns of Imlay City; his sons and their wives, Dennis (Debra) Burns of Imlay City, Steven (Dortha) Burns of Lapeer and Gary (Lisa) Burns of Hadley; brothers, Charles Burns of Macomb, Jerry (Kathy) Burns of West Branch, and his twin sister, Georgina (Robert) Rudolph of Roseville; sister-in-law, Carol Deppong of Imlay City; grandchildren, Salina (George) Mavis, Stephanie (Brandon Ogle) Burns, Nathan Burns, Meagan Burns, Chelcie (Brad Brubaker) Burns, Collin Burns, Cheryse Burns and Charlene Burns; and great-grandson, George H. Mavis. Also numerous nephews and nieces in the Imlay City and surrounding area.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 200 Cedar Street in Imlay City. Reverend Alan Casillas will officiate. Burial will be in Imlay Township Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 20, 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday, March 21, 3 to 8 p.m. at Muir Brotherís Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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