In Memory


Dennis Burrs

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06/06/15 08:20 PM #1    

Ron Bechtold

Denny was a dear friend of mine for 55 years.  We spent many a time in each others homes having great food and talking of the good old days.  Diane is a great cook, as well as my wife.  We both served in the Navy and had stories to tell of that.  Denny had " street smarts " and was knowledgeable beyond his education, and I truly enjoyed myself when we were together.  I will miss him dearly and my heart goes out to Diane.   Rest in peace old Buddy............................Ron Bechtold

06/07/15 01:38 PM #2    

Doug Stuart

Dennis and I became good friends in grade school, even closer in high school, and then gradually drifted apart as we took different paths through life. Though we didn't spend much time together as adults, when we did, it never took us long to get back to the sharing we had as kids. Dennis played the curmudgeon as a personality, always gruff and frank, but those of us that knew him, knew he hid a pretty tender and loving heart under that crusty exterior. I loved Dennis and will miss having him in the world. I hadn't known about his cancer, but I'm glad his suffering with it is over. I'm sorry, Diane, that you won't have your loving husband and friend to go through the rest of your life with you, but you'll always have your memories of a long life together. And, none of us is ever really gone; we live on in each other's hearts forever.

06/08/15 11:02 AM #3    

Jack Sinow

My heartfelt condolences, Diane. I know that all our classmates share in your grief. Dennis will live on forever in the heart and minds of all your friends, who knew Dennis, and knew of his kindness and goodness. My very best to you and your family during this difficult time.   Jack

06/08/15 05:40 PM #4    

Richard Starnes

Rest in peace, old friend.  See you on the other side.  My cat Snickers and I will miss you...

06/10/15 10:00 AM #5    

Dan Cook

I remember the card games with C.Burke at Denny's house. Those games and the ones at Pat Dixon's are when I really learned to play poker. The games at Denny's usually ended up with road trips to Spring Valley or Starved Rock.  Also remember when Becky & I were on our honeymoon in the Chicago area, and Denny & Diane joined us for an evening at the Playboy Club.  Denny was responsible for my first real adult job, as a sub for him, as a bell boy at the Nachusa House.  Lots of memories and great times.

I remember Denny's quick wit and banter. He will be missed. Diane we share in your grief and loss.

Dan and Becky Cook


06/14/15 04:00 PM #6    

Charles Burke

I've known Denny for over 60 years.We grew up together in the same neighborhood by10th and Peoria Ave.  I always enjoyed the times we spent together in the neighborhood, park, swimming pool, baseball fields and Curran's grocery store where we got our chips and cokes.  Fortunately, in recent years we've been able to spend time with him and Diane.  I regret that we were not able  to see him this past winter due to his illness and had hoped to see him and Diane this summer. You will be missed Dennis Michael.  We are very sorry for you loss Diane.

03/16/23 02:15 PM #7    

Ron Bechtold

My dear old friend :   It has now been 8 years and I still miss you so!   I miss your calls, I miss your voice, and I so miss being your friend and sharing our good times together.  It just seems so sad and unfair that I've had to go it alone, without you.  "Treat-em-rough" Richy says he will see you on the other side----if that were only so!  I think of you often.....................................

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