John Edward Burns

John Edward Burns


My uncle John Edward Burns was born January 20, 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was the son of John Michael Burns and Eva Tillotson.

As a boy John was an all-city tennis champion. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Loyola University.

John married Arlene R. Ruthenberg on August 18, 1949. Arlene was born January 2, 1917 to Herman and Louise Ruthenberg.

John and Arlene had three children.

John and Arlene Burns Wedding Photo

Wedding Photo of John Edward Burns and Arlene Ruthenberg.

John practiced business law and was a professor of management at Depaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He was awarded emeritus status upon his retirement.

Arlene died at home in Western Springs,Illinois on December 25, 2000. John died October 12, 2007 in Western Springs, Illinois. He is buried with his parents and his sisters Margaret and Grace in Queen of Heaven cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.


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