Robert J. Burns, Sr.

Robert Burns

Flag SMRobert J. Burns, Sr., age 81, of Willowbrook, formerly of La Grange Park. Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Jean M. Burns, nee Powell; fond father of Robert (Mary Jane) Burns Jr., Michael (Kelly) Burns and Brian (Lena) Burns; dear grandfather of Allison Burns, Robbie Burns, Kalin Burns, Abigail Burns and Connor Burns and Jack Burns; brother of Mary Lou (the late Neil) Sullivan and the late William (Kathleen) Burns; uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear cousin of Betty Finnerty.

Visitation Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier Church, La Grange, Mass 10 A.M.

Inurnment Private Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials appreciated to: Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Jean Nielsen condolence:

    I am so sorry for your loss and all the losses to the Burns Family of late. Bob was a Good man and good friend. He was sincere and funny and a good listener. I will miss him so much but I know his sons took good care of him and they and their families are also such good people. I am glad he will be at peace now.

  2. Bob Gregory condolence:

    Many good memories of Bob (and Jean) over the years. A true loss.
    Love, Bob

  3. Dan and Val Rattary family condolence:

    To Rob, Brian and the Burns family our sympathies on your loss.

  4. Emma Bohol condolence:

    My Heartfelt condolences to Rob & his Brothers & the entire Burns Family for the Passing of their Beloved Father Bob Burns. Bob is a Good Man & a Dear Friend. Rest In Peace with the LORD, dear Bob.

  5. Michaeleen and Nicole Lord condolence:

    We offer our sincere condolences to the Burns family on Bob’s passing. A wonderful man. We will miss his pleasant personality and kind ways.

  6. Larry Austin condolence:

    My deepest condolences to the Burns family at the loss of Bob. A really terrific and easy going guy who was a good friend. We spent many hours on the links always trying to improve our game. Of course that never happened. Bob will be sorely missed by all of us but he will happy to reconnect with Jeanie I’m sure. We will keep Bob in our thoughts and prayers. God rest Bob’s soul.

  7. Shannon Jones condolence:

    Bob was a great man that loved his family. I always enjoyed when I would visit Mike and Kelly, and Bob would stop by. He was so warm and friendly. You knew that his family meant the world to him. He will be missed

  8. Harold and Gretchen Vroman condolence:

    Gretchen and I were always made to feel very welcome and to be a part of the Burns family. Bob and Jean did a great job raising their son Mike who married her daughter and made us feel a part of the family. We’re going to miss Bob but know he’s in God’s care.

  9. Leslee Gantnet condolence:

    My heart goes out to all of Bob’s family! Bob will be very much missed at 101! He was always a pleasant, kind person who was knowledgeable, sincere, and kind.
    Rest in peace dear friend! Thank God your pain and suffering are over.
    Much love, Leslee

  10. Mary Vitell condolence:

    Dear Rob, Mike, Brian and families, I was so sad to hear of your father’s death. That ol’ gang of mine is leaving us too soon. I know these may be difficult times for you all, but I hope you will soon be able to be comforted by your memories. Your folks will always be remembered lovingly. My heart is with you. Jean and Bob are together again. May they rest in peace and God’s love.

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