Donald W. Burns

iconphoto Donald W. Burns age 78 late of Tinley Park, IL formerly of Oak Forest, IL and Chicago "East Side". Korean War Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Alice Burns nee Marovich. Loving father of Kevin (Renee), Laura (Steven) Baldwin, and Patrick Burns. Proud grandfather of Robert, Steven, Cassidy, Allicyn, Delaney, Luke, and Katie. Dear brother of the late Larry and Robert Burns. Don retired from Local 17, and from the Oak Forest Police Dept. He was very active in the Oak Forest Community, serving as an Elected Official on the Park District, Director of the Park District, Vice President of the Oak Forest Baseball Association, Founding member of Oak Forest Flag Football League, President of the Gingerwood Homeowner Association, Alderman of the 3rd Ward in Oak Forest for 8 years, Served on the Executive Board of Illinois Association Park District, Don volunteered countless hours as a Coach for a variety of Sports, Member of St. Damian Men's Club, and a member of the Mason Lodge 1398. Funeral Monday September 30, 2013, 10:15 AM at the Vandenberg Funeral Home 17248 S. Harlem Ave. Tinley Park, IL 60477 to St. Damian Church for mass at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation to be held, Sunday 2:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Oak Forest Park District "In memory of Don W. Burns". For information on services contact 708-532-1635 or

Funeral Home

Vandenberg Funeral Home
17248 South Harlem Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-1635

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 29, 2013