The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 20, 2013

Ralph Lee Burns


— Ralph Lee Burns



  Ralph Lee Burns of Mankato passed away on Thursday, May 16th, in Springfield, MO, as a result of a heart attack. Memorial service is Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Belgrade United Methodist Church, North Mankato. Ralph was born to William and Leila Burns on December 19th, 1939. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1957 and enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Forest Park, Georgia at the Atlanta General Depot, where he met his wife Reba, they were married in 1961.

 Ralph enjoyed camping, fishing, being part of the American Legion, going to Oshkosh with son Randy, playing bingo, cards and reading almost any western.

 Ralph is survived by wife Reba of 53 years, Sons Randy and wife Michelle, Rusty and wife Angie, Daughter Sara and friend Daran. Four grandchildren, five step grandchildren, one great grandchild, and five step grandchildren, one sister Sue (Mike) Kanieski, Sister in Law Jane (Richard), Brothers in Law Tony (Vicki), John and Ronnie, Nieces and Nephews.