John Burns

Obituary of John (Johnny Lotto) Burns

John “Johnny Lotto” Lynn Burns, age 69, of Brooklyn, passed away at his home on September 2, 2020.  He was born on March 22, 1951, in Petersburg, the son of Richard and Janet (Bird) Burns. He had been employed by Ford Motor Company, retiring after 34 years of service. John loved to play the Lotto and watching old Western movies. He loved to take in the sun when it was setting and stargazing in the evenings.


John is survived by his son, Terry (Abby) Burns of Jasper; daughters, Melissa Opel-Burns of Brooklyn, Jennifer Opel Burns, Michelle Opel Burns, and Bonita Opel all of Adrian; eight grandchildren, Terry, Nathan, Emma, Kaylee, Wyatt, Deacon, Andrew, and Lucas; two brothers, Rick (Debbie) Burns of Tipton and Scott Burns of Florida; a sister, Tami (Frank) Demkowski of Petersburg; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, Carol Opel; and a brother, Ron Burns.


A graveside service for John will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Lenawee County Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh, with Fritz Kruse officiating.


Condolences to John’s family or individuals who would like to make a  memorial contribution in John’s  memory are asked to donate through the Crowd Funding link at Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

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Graveside Service

3:00 pm
Friday, September 11, 2020
Lenawee County Memorial Gardens
West M-50
Tecumseh, Michigan, United States
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