Benjamin W. Burns

Born: Wed., Feb. 7, 1940
Died: Sat., Jun. 2, 2018


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 16, 2018
Location: Charter Oak Christian Church


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Benjamin W. Burns, age 78 of Talmage, NE passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home.

Ben was born on February 7, 1940 in the College view area in Lincoln, NE; the son of Elwood N. and Gladys (Larsen) Burns.  He graduated from Talmage High School in 1959.

On June 17, 1961, Ben was united in marriage to Jean Oltman in Talmage, NE.  On April 5, 1963, he joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on April 26, 1967.

After his discharge from the Navy, Ben continued working as an Electrician for many years.  He was a member of the IBEW Local Union 265 for over 60 years.  He also became certified to teach Journeyman Electrical classes and taught at Southeast Community College (SCC).  

Ben was very active in his community where he served ase Mayor of Talmage and served on the Village Council for 35 years.  In addition, he was a member of the Talmage Fire and Rescue and the Talmage American Legion where he was past Commander and Adjutant.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Burns of Talmage; two brothers:  Ronald Burns and wife Lois of Aurora, NE and John Ingle and wife Sherry of Yakima, WA; other family and friends.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents and sister Susan Russell in 2008.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Charter Oak Community Church in Talmage, NE with Pastor James Garfield officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Talmage with Military Honors conducted by the Talmage American Legion.

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Tara Broadway - Williams
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
Please accept my deepest condolences Mrs. Burns. I too have suffered the loss of my Husband so its my prayer that you find comfort in the memory filled photo's and loving supportive friends. A scripture that brings me comfort and hope talks about death being done away with - Revelation chapter 21 verse 4 - I hope this too comforts you.

Jerry and Lois (Russell) Lilleholm
   Posted Sun June 10, 2018
So sorry to hear about Ben passing away, Jean. Ben was a super guy and loved by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.


Jerry and Lois (Russell) Lilleholm
Jolene (Russell) Brown
David Russell

Judy and Ernest Coe
   Posted Sat June 16, 2018
Hi Jean:
You are in our thoughts and prayers - so sorry to hear about Ben. Didn't realize until I read that he was born the same day as I only a year earlier. We have fond remembrances of visiting you and Ben at your home in Talmage. Ern will never forget repairing under your house.
Take care and God's Blessings to you!!! With love ~~~~

Don and Penny Clark
   Posted Wed July 04, 2018
Sorry for your loss, we will miss him. Praying for comfort


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