He was born Nov. 21, 1920, in Fairview, N.J., to John Henry and Hannah Elizabeth (Hartley) Burns. On March 31, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pa., he married Ruth Dietz.
Rev. Burns is survived by a son: Ronald David (Krista) Burns, Warsaw, Ind.; daughter: Rebecca (Daniel) Gehrke, Warsaw; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters and one brother.
Visitation is Monday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw. The funeral service will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, Winona Lake. Private graveside services will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.