HOLTON, KS. – Martin Leon Burns, 70, of Holton died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at his home. He was born November 12, 1936, in Mayetta. He was the son of George Raymond and Lucy Blandin Burns. He was a farmer and rancher and retired from Goodyear at 43 years. He was a member of the Rubber Workers Local #307 and a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. He served in the Army National Guard for several years.
Martin married Donna Wells on October 17, 1988, in Miami, OK. She survives. He is also survived by a son, Rick D. Burns and his wife, Sherry; daughters, Debra S. Lutz and her husband, Edward; Sandy K. Spiker and her husband, Lonnie all of Holton; sisters, Mary Carr and her husband, Darrell of Topeka; Theresa McNary and her husband, Wayne of Ozawkie; Julia Kennedy and her husband, Philip of Topeka; brother Edwin “Buzz” Burns and his wife, Bonnie of Manhattan; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry D. Wells in 1988; brothers, Phillip Burns, James Burns and Billy Burns.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2007 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. The Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home followed by a visitation with the family. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association or the Holton High School FFA and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
- Courtesy of the Burns Family