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Todd A. Burns – Obituary

Name: Todd A. Burns

Age: 64

Born: 09-01-1956

Died: 04-10-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN

St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Todd A. Burns, 64, of St. Cloud.  Todd passed away with family by his side on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Fairview due to complications from COVID-19.  Reverend LeRoy Scheierl and Reverend Gregory Lieser will con-celebrate.  Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.   Social distancing guidelines will be followed and appreciated by family.

Todd was born on September 1, 1956 in St. Cloud to Donald and Elnore (Billig) Burns.  He graduated from Tech High School in 1974 and attended St. Cloud Vo-Tech.  Todd married Debbie Rueter on September 24, 1983 at the Church of Seven Dolars in Albany.  Todd lived in St. Cloud all of his life and was employed at the St. Cloud Hospital for many years prior to the VA Medical Center.  Todd retired on his 62nd birthday in 2018.  He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish where he served as an usher and helped with the parish breakfasts. He was also a member of the St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622.

Todd loved meeting new people and making new friends at Summertime by George and the Wright County Swappers Meet.  He was known for making his famous horseradish pickles. No matter where he went, it seemed he knew someone or made a new friend.  No matter what question was posed, Todd had an answer or he would check with friends and come up with one for you!

Todd loved to cook breakfast and grill for his grandkids.  He never showed up without a snack or treat for them and never let them go home empty handed.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Debbie; children, Chris (Elizabeth Pihlaja) of Fargo, Jenna (Joey) Schaefer of St. Cloud; four grandchildren, Annie, Archie, Evvie and Eddie; brothers, Terry and Tom; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Rueter; siblings-in-law, Ginny Rueter (Pat Gohla), Diane Styler, Steve (Darla) Rueter; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Ray Rueter; and brother-in-law, John Styler.

Guestbook for Todd A. Burns

Steve & Therese Todd
, Friend
April 14, 2021, 12:40 pm
So sorry to hear of Todd's passing. It was always a joy to know I was ushering at church with Todd or getting a friendly handshake from him! He always had a smile on his face.
Nancy Johnson
, Friend from High School
April 14, 2021, 11:46 am
My heartfelt sympathy to the family. I would see Todd once in a while around St. Cloud and he was always so friendly. My Prayers for you.
Linda Brown
, Neighbor
April 13, 2021, 9:42 pm
This guy had the best smile. He was a great neighbor, always willing to help. He clearly loved his wife, his kids, his grandchildren. I know he will continue to smile down and watch over you. Heartfelt sympathy.
Charles “Butch” & Shelly Lauermann
, Friend
April 13, 2021, 9:36 pm
Sorry to hear of Todd’s passing. Todd and I were friends growing up. Todd lived beside my Grandparents. We spent many hours and days playing. I graduated 1 year after him from Tech High School. Todd was a great guy and will truly be missed!
Teresa Schad
April 13, 2021, 4:01 pm
Todd was the best guy - such a wonderful neighbor and a great father-in-law to Joey. I am blessed to have known him.
Todd Bissett
, Friend
April 13, 2021, 11:59 am
It is with our deepest sympathy we give our condolences to Todd's family. Todd was a great friend to all of us here at the MAC.. He will be truly missed.
Bobbie Lee Finders
, Friend
April 13, 2021, 7:59 am
My heart hurts at the loss of such a friendly, loving guy like Todd. My prayers are with the family and friends. I met Todd through the Ahmann family who were his besties!!! R.I.P. and enjoy dancing and singing with the Angels...
Dave Soule
, Co-worker
April 12, 2021, 11:26 pm
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with him at VAMC St. Cloud for a year. He always had a great smile.
Mark A. Cariveau
, Friend
April 12, 2021, 6:02 pm
Debbie and family - so sorry to hear the news. Best wishes to you all during this difficult time. Burnsy - you will be missed. You always had a smile, a good word and a joke. God bless.
Mary & Kent Lunneborg
, Friend
April 12, 2021, 5:42 am
Dear Debbie and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time..
Ann Marie Floch Marie Floch
, friend
April 12, 2021, 3:14 am
Todd you were an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather and many other wonderful ways of being in our world. Thank you for your love and care of your family and friends. I know you will continue to surround them from heaven......
Greg Theis
, Friend
April 12, 2021, 1:03 am
Debbie and family, so sorry for the loss, will miss his chats around town and at the swappers meeting. Met Todd at Division Liquor in 78. What a wonderful guy. RIP buddy! Love Greg and Tama
Roger Briggs
, friend
April 11, 2021, 11:47 pm
I was so saddened to hear of Todd's passing. I am so sorry for you and your families loss. Know that Todd will be remembered. With my deepest sympathy .
Brad Opatz
, good friend
April 11, 2021, 9:48 pm
Todd is going to be deeply missed. Such a great friend and I will miss golfing with him. Blessings and prayers to his family.
Denise Weis-Dean
, Friend
April 11, 2021, 9:46 pm
So sorry Deb and family. Todd was a great person may he be at peace now 🙏🙏
Marilyn Clements
, friends with Ginny and Pat
April 11, 2021, 8:41 pm
Todd sounds like such a wonderful person. May God wrap his arms around your family and give you comfort.
Jim Otte/Deb Sommerfeld
, Friend
April 11, 2021, 6:58 pm
Todd was always so friendly and fun to talk with. Our deepest sympathy for Debbie, Jenna and family. Hugs and prayers for all of you 🙏🙏🙏
Kyler Meers
, Veteran's Men's Golf league
April 11, 2021, 6:33 pm
So sad to hear about Todd. I knew he was struggling with CoVid. What a great guy. Thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with him and sharing a beer or two. I will miss him.

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