John J. Burns Jr., 72, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Oak Lawn, died Oct. 15, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Visitation was held at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home in Oak Lawn on Oct. 19. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Gerald Church in Oak Lawn on Oct. 20. Burial was private.
Mr. Burns is survived by his daughters, Jo Anne Violit, Patricia Derby and Mary Burns; his sons, John J. Burns III, Robert M. Burns, Francis Burns and Kelly Burns; many nieces and nephews; and 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Burns was born in Chicago. He was a boiler maker, Local #1.