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Francis T. Burns Jr - 93

4/4/1925 - 12/25/2018

Park Forest

Francis T. “Frank” Burns Jr. age 93, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning at Journey Care Hospice, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.; Longtime Park Forest resident, born and raised in Albany, N.Y. where he graduated from Our Lady of Angels Grammar School, Vincennes High School and Albany Business College. Proud WWII U.S. Navy Veteran serving in Australia. Frank began his career with the Central Railroad of New Jersey; transferring in 1964 to Chicago where he served as a Freight Salesman with ConRail until his retirement in 1988. Loving husband for 67 years of the late Eleanore L. “Ellie” Burns RN. (nee Stengel) whom he married July 16, 1949 in Albany. Beloved father of Christine (Samuel) Burns Lehrfeld and Marianne (Stephen) Pope. Proud “Grandpa” of his grandchildren Matthew (Alicia) Pope, Christopher (Whitney) Pope and Rebecca (Brian) Kasper and great grandchildren Ainsley and Maisy Pope, Benjamin and Caroline Kasper. Dear brother of Robert (Jean) Burns. Uncle and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday December 28th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Funeral services Saturday Lying in state at St Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry Street, Park Forest from 9:30 am until time of funeral mass 10:00 am. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.. For further service information please contact 708-481-9230 or


  • Christine Burns Lehrfeld

    on 01/10/19

    I’m going to be ok.. it’s hard to not call you and hug you. But, Dad.. you were right.You always were and are. Happy? I hope you will be happy and see me. We are one, Dad. No words.
  • R. Ross

    on 04/29/19

    My sincerest condolences to the Burns Family for the loss of your dear love one Francis Jr.  May our Heavenly Father, Jehovah sustain you  at this time of such great loss. Psalm 20:1, 2 and 1 Peter 5:7.

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