October 2, 2022

William Daniel “Dan” Burns


William Daniel “Dan” Burns age 75, died February 27, 2015, at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. He was born March 4, 1939 in Hereford, Texas, the son of Robert Frederick and Edna Morrison Burns. He was self employed as a General Contractor. 

On June 30, 1960, he married Ruth Ellen Weldon in Lakin, Kansas.

He has been a resident of Lakin, Kansas for most of his life. Dan served his country in the United States Army from 1956-1959. He was a member of the National Archeological Society, the VFW, and the Kearny County Museum. 

Survivors Include: Three Daughters, Debbie Burns Benson of Wichita, Kansas, Dana Burns Smith of San Antonio, Texas, Wendee Burns of Garden City, Kansas; Five Grandchildren, Jeremy Burns of Lakin, Kansas, Ryan Smith of Great Bend, Kansas, Sgt. Airyn Bltion of Topeka, Kansas, Jospeh Burns of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Specialist Jacob Sanchez of Garden City, Kansas, Nine Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one infant son, William Daniel Burns Jr.; Three brothers, Harold Burns, John Burns, Frank Burns; and one sister, Belle Detwiller.

Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Lakin, Kansas, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 10:30 A.M.

Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Lakin, from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The family will be present from 11:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M.

Burial will be held at the Lakin Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the William Burns Memorial Fund % of Price & Son Funeral Home in Garden City, Kansas.