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John E. Burns – Metz Mortuary

    John E. “Jack” Burns
    John E. “Jack” Burns, age 94, of York, NE, died Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in York. He was born on May 5, 1927, to John and Helen (Kirwin) Burns in Friend, NE.  On February 23, 1954, he was united in marriage to Leona Becker in Exeter, NE.

    John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in York, Knights of Columbus and the York Rural Fire Board. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army.  He was a life-time farmer in Saline and York counties.  Jack also enjoyed playing cards, traveling, working with livestock, helping with the fish fry, and was always ready to help his neighbors.  

    He is survived by his son Kevin Burns of York, daughter Mary (Dave) Doremus of Benedict, NE, son Dan (Dawn) Burns of Yankton, SD, grandchildren Christine (Tom) Jarosz of Stromsburg, NE, Nathan (Amy) Doremus of Benedict, Audrey (Matt) Walford of York, Charles (Anne) Burns of Madison Heights, MI, Sara Burns of York, Jessica (Jacob) Callaghan of Cyrus, MN, and Rachel Burns of Vermillion, SD.  He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, his sister Catherine Burns of York, and special friend Darleene Becker of Lincoln, NE.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Maurice, sister Mary Virginia and 2 infant grandsons.  
    A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 5, 2022 at St Joseph Catholic Church in York with the Reverend Father John Sullivan officiating. Military graveside services will follow the funeral at St. Joseph Cemetery, east of York.  A rosary service will be held at 6:30 pm Friday evening at the mortuary with his family greeting friends one hour prior to the rosary. Visitation will be from 1-8:00 pm Friday at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to St Joseph’s Catholic Church. 

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