Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Burns passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Brian’s House, age 83. He was born August 21, 1927 in Saginaw to the late Edwin and Mary (LaBoda) Burns. He lived in Saginaw most of his life and later moved to Bay City, where he has lived for the past twenty years. Darwin married Helen Lazar; she predeceased him. He later married Joan L. Zelno-Kukla at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in February of 1986; Joan survives him. He was a veteran and served his country with the US Airforce. Darwin retired from Eaton Manufacturing on August 31, 1990 after forty years of dedicated service.
Surviving besides his wife, Joan, are ten children: Robert (Karen), David, John (Barbara), William, Joseph, and Richard (Jenise) Burns, Kenneth Kukla, Linda Holt, and Pam Rivard, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Darwin was predeceased by one son, Timothy Burns.
Cremation has taken place. No services will be held at Ambrose Funeral Home. Private inurnment was held in St. Patrick Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House.