Edy H. Burns, 97, of Caledonia, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia. MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am, Thursday, May 5, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 am Thursday morning before the service at the church. Edy was an avid reader, and memorials may be given to the Caledonia Public Library or family wishes. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements.
She was born January 24, 1914 in Spring Grove, MN to Oscar and Nellie (Onsgard) Hallan. Edy married Robert Burns on February 14, 1944 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Caledonia. Robert preceded her in death in 1992.
Edy attended business school at La Crosse, WI and University of MN. She worked at the Spring Grove Creamery, Tri County Electric, and Houston County Treasurer's Office. Edy partnered with her son Bob and husband Robert in the Burns and Burns Accounting business until her retirement.
Edy was a woman of great strength and faith. Her love and positive attitude will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her 2 children, Robert (Marla) Burns of Caledonia, and Jane Burns of Minneapolis, MN; 2 grandchildren, Katie Burns (Michael) Ryan, and their children, Madigan, Tessa and Keeley Ryan and Patrick (Julie) Burns and their children, Sophie and Aiden; also a sister in law, Esther (Burns) Limper of California.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Myrtle (George) Brueggeman, Neva (Elmer) Bunge, Ona (Marty) Ryan, Gladys (Orval) Omodt and an infant brother; brother in laws, Bill (Wilma) Burns, Tex Limper; and sister in law Helen Burns (Gale) Buxengard.