William E. Burns
Date of Death: February 5, 2012
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William E. (Bill) Burns, 74, of Lafayette, died at 7:15 AM Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born August 4, 1937 in Princeton, IN, to the late William Burns and Aileen Ashby Burns Jackson. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Purdue University. On August 4, 1956…

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Chris Rund left a message on February 12, 2012:
I&ll fondly remember Bill as one of my favorite teachers. First in eighth-grade science at Tecumseh Jr. High, and later in driver&s ed at Jeff H.S., more than 25 years ago. My daughter just became a licensed driver this year, and I&ve shared a lot of remembrances from time spent in the car with Bill and our group.

Condolences and best wishes to Bill&s family on his passing. He&ll be remembered by many students whose lives he helped to shape.

Chris Rund
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Dennis and Donna Cahill left a message on February 12, 2012:
Dear Mary and Family,
It was with great sadness when we learned of the death of Bill. He was a special man with a great sense of humor. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Denny and Donna
Lyndall Nelson Capen left a message on February 11, 2012:
I am so very sorry to hear about Bill&s passing. He was such a nice person and I so enjoyed the many trips with the two of you from Purdue to Pike County in 1956-57!
I wish I had known he was at the Med Center, perhaps I could have been of some help to you. Please contact me - I am not sure the address I have for you is correct.

The two of you certainly had many wonderful years. My sympathy to the entire family.

Kathy Jackson Wojtczak left a message on February 10, 2012:
What an optional journey you have all been through. Our hearts are sad this evening knowing that we can& t be there to comfort each of you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. What a fine man Uncle Bill was in our lives. The angels must be surely saying &worthy is the lamb& no more sorrow and no more pain. We love you all.
Warren Stewart left a message on February 9, 2012:
To Mary and Bill&s Family: I send my thoughts and condolence wishes to you at the passing of my fellow teacher and friend. I have many memories of our relationship at Church and LSC. May God comfort you all during this time of remorse. James Warren Stewart
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Judy Bohannon left a message on February 9, 2012:
Mary, Deanne, and Jeff,
I have such fond memories of Bill and all of you at your home on Canterbury Lane where we Dortons spent many happy evenings. I loved Bill&s wit and his delicious porkchops! I know he will be be missed bu each one of you. I pray God will put His loving arms around you and hold you close as you grieve Bill&s lose. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Judy Bohannon
Kathy Krantz Martin left a message on February 8, 2012:
Mr.Burns was my 9th grade science teacher and I have fond memories of those days.

So sorry for your loss.

Kathy Krantz Martin
Jeff Pruitt left a message on February 8, 2012:
Mr. Burns was my Science teacher at Tecumseh and in 1983 he nominated me for the Brave Eagle award and I won, Mr. Burns and I ate lunch together at Mountain Jacks and I will never forget that time we got to spend together.

Mr. Burns pushed me to do and be better then what I was doing at the time, and thanks to him I have done well in life.

I will always remember Mr Burns and his laughter and fun we had in class, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Please remember that Mr Burns presence in many peoples lives has made us better people and I for one will never forget him.
Thoughts and prayers
Jeff Pruitt
Maria Alvarado left a message on February 8, 2012:
I was one of many students of Mr Burns at Tecumseh. The Burns Family are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. I&m sorry for your loss as well. Mr Burns was a great teacher and was always there for not only his family and co-workers but also his students. He wanted his students to achieve their goals and dreams...Rest In Peace Mr Burns You will be greatly missed but never forgotten..God Bless
Aaron Pierce left a message on February 8, 2012:
You will be missed by all. Classmates, friends and most of all, your family. Proud to
have known you. Mary, so so sorry.

John Geiger left a message on February 8, 2012:
I am sorry to hear of Bill&s death. Bill was a friend and mentor to many people.
Bill had a positive impact on my life, and well as many others.
I was a former student, that later joined the staff as a colleague.
I will always remember Bill&s sense of humor and that he treated everyone with respect.
Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

John Geiger
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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