Sunday, October 30, 2011

Verl H. (Hintz) Burns

Verl H. Burns, age 89, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011, at the Becker-Shoop Center. Verl was born in Racine, January 27, 1922, daughter of the late Clemons and Helen (Nee: Pedersen) Hintz.

Verl was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1940.” On April 15, 1944, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Verl was united in marriage to Charles Hillier who preceded her in death on April 6, 1956. She then married Robert Burns at Atonement Lutheran Church on September 2, 1960; he preceded her in death on December 13, 1992. Verl was actively involved in the Elks Ladies, Moose Ladies, Woman’s Club of Racine, and various bridge clubs.

She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Cynthia (Harold) Meekma, Jon (Karen) Hillier; stepson, Robert (Robyn) Burns; grandchildren, Scott (Candace Robinette) Meekma, Michael (Pamela) Meekma, Christine Hillier, Alison Hillier; step-granddaughter, Nikki Burns; step-great-grandsons, Tyler and Trevor Mischo; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Ann Hillier; sister, Betty (Edward) Zitka.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 3, 2011, at noon at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., with Rev. Warren Williams officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at noon. Memorials to Atonement Lutheran Church have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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