Maurice Burns

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Maurice J. Burns, 89
Maurice J. Burns, 89, of Lewiston, Minn., died on March 28, 2009 at Lewiston Villa Nursing Home in Lewiston.
Maurice was born Jan. 3, 1920 to Frank and Anna (Hughes) Burns in Worthington, Minn. Maurice served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946 and was honorably discharged. On Oct. 9, 1951 he married Mildred Mae Price. They lived in Austin where he worked for Hormel for 40 years. In 1989, they moved to Rochester. Mildred passed away April 30, 1991. Maurice then moved to St. Charles and on Nov. 19, 1993, Maurice married Merle Knauf. They later moved to Lewiston and moved into the Speltz Estates. Merle passed away Nov. 30, 2007. Maurice was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston. He was also a life member of American Legion Post 91 in Austin. Maurice enjoyed fishing and camping but most of all he loved his family. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Hunter, Green Acres, Wash. and Frank (Judy) Hunter, Gasseville, Ark.; daughter, Maurine (Bruce) Canopy, Lewiston, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and two very special “adopted” granddaughters, Michaelle and Renee Brandt.
Maurice is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred; wife, Merle; two sisters and three brothers.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April1, 2009 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston with the Reverend Marreddy Pothireddy and Reverend James Callahan officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1 at St. Rose of Lima. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Memorials are preferred to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. To share memories of Maurice with his family, sign the online guestbook and view his Video Tribute when it becomes available, visit

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