|William E. Burnham Sr.
Born: September 27, 1932 Died: August 08, 2017
William E. Burnham Sr., 84, of rural Morris, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 08, 2017 at his home.
Graveside services will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Evergreen Cemetery in Morris with Rev. Robert
Sathuri officiating. There will be no visitation.
Born September 27, 1932 in Morris, he was the son of Edwin and Frances (Burgess) Burnham. He graduated from Morris High
school with the class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Bill married Donna Tasdal on August 01,
1953 in the First United Methodist Church. They spent all of their married life farming in Nettle Creek Township.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna; his son, William I. Burnham Jr. of Morris; one sister, Mary (Judge William) Caisley of
Normal; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Kathy McCumsey in 2015;
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, served on the Grundy F S board for 10 years, Nettle Creek School
Board and Nettle Creek trustee and supervisor for many years.
Memorial s may be directed to the Grundy County Historical Society.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.