Edward Michael Burns

Edward Michael Burns

August 16, 1943 – April 2, 2021


Edward Burns of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on April 2, 2021. He was the third of nine children born to John and Edna (Fuchtman) Burns in Creighton, Nebraska on August 16, 1943. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Edward is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Poole) Burns; daughter, Dawn Burns of Boulder, CO; son, Ryan Burns and spouse Amy Wilcox-Burns of Gretna, NE; son, Bret Burns of Omaha; son, Drew Oxendine-Burns and spouse Michael Oxendine-Burns of Chicago, IL; his grandchildren: Kaden Burns, Kellen Burns, Kohen Burns, Keagen Burns, Ethan Burns, and Meredith Burns.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines:  Tuesday, April 6th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:00pm at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, April 7th at 10:30am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery with Military Honors.  Memorials are suggested to Parkinson’s Foundation.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Bruce Effle Posted April 4, 2021 11:10 am

    Prayers for your family.

  • Rich Savage Posted April 4, 2021 11:38 am

    Ed was a good friend. Great mentor in the computer field and always very compassionate. Awesome bowler back in the day.
    Thoughts and prayers.

  • Susan Rich Posted April 4, 2021 2:36 pm

    So sorry to read of Ed’s passing. He was a very thoughtful, caring, kind man. I appreciated all his help at work. My thoughts and prayers are with you Marilyn and family.

  • Ralph Kerkemeyer Posted April 5, 2021 7:02 am

    Truly sorry sorry to hear about the news about Ed. I always enjoyed the dine a was around him. He was a true gentleman and raised a amazing family.

  • Sandra Deerman Posted April 5, 2021 8:59 am

    Please accept my and my family’s condolences for your loss.   Unfortunately I did not know Mr.  Burns,  but his daughter Dawn is one of my very best friends.  I know he was a wonderful man,  because his daughter is a beautiful,  kind,  thoughtful person.  I pray you find peace in your special memories of Ed.  Moving forward after a loved one’s death can be scary and sad.   My wish for you is a new normal that includes a beautiful life such that you all honor his loss and love one another through the grief.  You are all very special,  and a parent/ husband/ uncle etc. shines through you in a beautiful light of love and appreciation.

  • Kathy Fuchtman Becker Posted April 6, 2021 5:25 am

    Marilyn and family,
    Praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time. I remember Ed at some family celebrations, esp John and Edna’s 50th wedding anniversary. I believe he sang. I remember him having a beautiful voice! Have Faith he is having a big celebration in heaven with many relatives. God Bless!
    Tim and Kathy Becker (Kathy is Ed’s cousin)

  • Deb Janzen Posted April 6, 2021 11:56 am

    Sending Prayers and Love to Marilyn and their family. I was lucky enough to work with both Ed and Marilyn at BCBSNE and they were always kind people with good hearts who worked hard and were just great people. I know he will be greatly missed and I am so sorry for their family’s loss.

  • Julia “Judy” Cerny Posted April 6, 2021 4:07 pm

    Sincere sympathy to the Burns family. Remembering Ed as a St.Ludger high school classmate 1961.

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