ST. PARIS – Ronald E. Burns, 60, of Saint-Paris, died on December 15, 2021. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, on August 11, 1961, the son of Ronald R. and Sharon S. (Musser) Burns.
Ron proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He worked at Lockheed Martin, BF Goodrich and many others before going into business at Lakeland Golf Course in 1999, Century Lanes and later Proline Finishing in 2007, along with several others including Tip Top Auto Sales, ArcTech Fabricating Inc. , Mad River Fabricating Ltd. and more.
Ron was a huge Steely Dan fan, loved to attend concerts, travel the world especially Easter Island and Germany. He was everyone’s friend.
Ron is remembered by his 38-year-old wife, Ana (Araki) Burns; children, Ronald Walter (Maegan Sutton) Burns, Cecilia DeParis (Cristobal) Pacomio and Russell Edward (Rachel) Burns; grandchildren, Ahi, Tai Nui, Eva and Riva Rahi Pacomio with one en route with Jack Burns and his little dog, Sebastian. Her mother, Sharon, and her three sisters, Shelly, Sandy and Shannon, also survive; special niece, Lilly; special nephews, Nicholas, Dakotah, Brandon and Joseph as well as several other nieces and nephews from Easter Island. He was predeceased by his father, Ronald R. Burns.
Family and friends are invited to reunite on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME, SPRINGFIELD. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Livingston as the celebrant. The live broadcast will be available via the Littleton & Rue Facebook page starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made in Ron’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, www.mymsaa.org/donate. Expressions of sympathy can be shared by visiting www.littletonandrue.com
Published by Urbana Daily Citizen from December 17-18, 2021.