David E. Burns, 75, Ligonier, passed away on Saturday morning August 24, 2019. He was born on June 18, 1944, the son of William Harvey and Mildred (Cornforth) Burns in Elkhart County. On March 8, 1985, he married Karen Blake.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Burns of Ligonier; three children: Jeffrey (Janet) Burns of Wolcottville; Michael (Camille) Burns of New Carlisle; Davida (Scott) Horner of Middlebury; two step-sons, Blake Hire of Kendallville; and Michael Hire of Three Rivers, Mich.; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Bruce (Connie) Burns of LaGrange, IN, Elaine (Jim) Bowers of Stowe, Ohio; and Wilma (John) Doyle of Macedonia, Ohio.
He was preceded in by parents; and three brothers, Charles Burns, Winton Burns, and Jim Burns.
He graduated from Ligonier High School in 1962 and was a very hard worker all of his life. Along with farming, he worked at Sroufe Health Care as a maintenance man for 15 years, and then for Sorg Products for 19 years. In his “retirement, David owned and operated Passion For Painting. He could never sit still and was always doing something productive. David had a passion for Christian service, was a founding member of Strong Tower Worship Center, and had a genuine love for Christ. David considered his most important job to be that of attending his grandchildren’s activities and was connoisseur of concession food. Above all, he was devoted to his family and The Lord’s work.
A memorial service will be held in David Burns’ honor at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Strong Tower Worship Center, 502 W Diamond Lake Rd, Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Josh Vargas will officiate.
Family and friends will be received from 3-6 p.m. prior to the funeral service at Strong Tower Worship Center.
A private cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center in Ligonier.
Memorial contributions may be given in David’s honor to Strong Tower Worship Center.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.