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“Uncle Mike I'll always miss you.I know you're with my father Kevin ,and grandpa and grandma,you're nephew Johnny ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: John Burns - Chicago, IL - Family

“Carol and family, Our sympathy and condolences to you and your family Remember all the good times of which you many. You were blessed to have had...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Jim and Marie Shilka

“Dear Carol and family, I am so sorry for your loss. The next days will be hard but take comfort in that he is in no pain and at peace with Our...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Janus

“Carol and family. We are saddened by your loss. He fought the hard battle and is now at peace. We will remember his quick wit. It was enjoyable...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Phil and Roxane

“Mike was a great friend from high school and the rest of my life. I will miss him,his laugh his wit,his smile and his advice. We had many adventures...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Moisand - Western Springs, IL

“Dear Carol and family, We were deeply saddened to learn that Mike passed away. We know he always had a positive and hopeful attitude as he faced...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Larry and Barbara Sovern

“I. Am very saddened by uncle mike's death.As you know I lost my father in august ;I and my mother are here for you at anytime. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: John n Burns

“I am so sorry for your lost Carol and family. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Paul Walker

“Carol, Such a life full of love and joy you shared. I'm saddened by your loss and trust your spirits continue together on and on. Peace. Joani (RBHS ) ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Joan Ward

“Love and condolences to Jennifer and family. Mel Brown-McQueen ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Mel Brown-McQueen - Lakeland, FL

“Mike was always a fixture at the ball park watching his grand kids play ball for years.... He will be missed. Although I will not be able to make...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Carol,I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Shari Waldron ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Carol and family. He was a nice guy with a good sense of humor. I will keep you all in my prayers. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Goldsmith - WI

“Dear Carol, Michael,Jennifer, and Brian, John and I are so sad that Mike is gone. We will miss him. Having known Mike for 53 years, I can attest...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Helen & John Damergis

“We are so sad to hear of Mike's passing from this earthly life. But glad Mike is gone heavenward to meet his Saviour. We are saddened for our...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Roger & Anne-Marie Airey

“I first meet Mike over 50 years ago at a factory we worked at earning money for college. We both attended Southern Illinios University. I was at...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Rich Armosky

“So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you! ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Sister Debra Kedzierski - WI

“Our condolences go out to the family. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Deacon Gerry & Jenny Schraufnagel - WI


19 of 23 | Posted by: Phyllis&Jerry Gorski - Summit, IL

“Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will be thinking of all of you Friday. A beautiful tribute to a man that will be missed. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Phyllis&Jerry Gorski - Summit, IL

“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jennifer and her family. Although I only met Mr. Burns on a few occasions, he was a wonderful man. I'll be praying...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Sara Westgor

“I'm a friend of Carol's from ANG and I only met Mike, whom she always called "my sweetie," three or four times. I got a better picture of him from...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jane O'Brien

“Beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers... ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Dotty and Bill Tookey


Michael T. Burns, 73 years, passed away June 15, 2017 surrounded by family, at St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna, Wisconsin after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 5, 1943 to Michael and Eleanor (Sullivan) Burns in Oak Park, Illinois. On October 1, 1966 Michael T. and Carol (Scibior) Burns were married at St. Louise De Marillac Church in La Grange Park, Illinois. Together they settled in Appleton, Wisconsin and raised their family of three children. On October 1st, Mike and Carol celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Although Mike was confined to a nursing home, they celebrated, surrounded by their children and grandchildren. Mike was a dear and kind man who always gave of himself, always putting others first. He will be deeply missed. Mike was a humble man and private man, prayerful, in his own way. He loved dearly, always striving to do what was right. He was a man of great love. His wife and family came before all else. He was Mr. Fair. During weekly family meetings, while the children were growing up, Mr. Fair settled many issues that came up between the siblings. The children became his best friends and the grandkids followed right behind. Mike was a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed traveling to various NCAA basketball tournament locations and prided himself on having visited all of the major sports Halls of Fame. He knew all the stats for baseball, football, basketball and boxing. He loved watching the Cubs and the Bears with his family. Friends and family enjoyed playing cards and betting on races with Mike seeing who would be the big winner. Mike always "broke even". Mike and Carol enjoyed taking cruises to various islands, taking weekend trips away, and attending plays throughout the years. Many weekends were spent watching the grandchildren play baseball, softball and football. He was their greatest cheerleader. The youngest grandchild came along just 1 ½ years ago and brought Mike great joy. Mike attended the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Southern Illinois University. He worked for Bel Brands (formerly Kaukauna Cheese), as a Sales Operations Manager. He retired in 2011 after 39 years of dedicated service. He loved the cheese industry and treasured the many friendships it bought to his life. Mike will be dearly missed by his wife Carol Burns, children Michael (Laurie) Burns, Jennifer Burns, Brian (Amanda) Burns, grandchildren Allison, Sullivan, Patrick Burns; August Burns, step grandson Sam Lemery, siblings Robert Burns, Thomas Burns, sister-in-law Gloria Burns and nephew John Burns. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, brother John Burns and nephew Kevin Burns. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME LAEMMRICH CHAPEL, 312 Milwaukee St. Menasha. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. "Let justice surge like water and goodness like an unfailing stream." Amos 5:24