Milton Joseph Burns
Milton was born September 9, 1932 to Francis and Iola Campbell Burns. Milton traveled and worked throughout the U S in his younger years. While living in Chicago his mother became ill and he returned to Lacrosse, in his last years he traveled to Italy, Ireland and Scotland.
Milt worked many places during his lifetime. The job that he enjoyed the most was working the elevator at the Batavian Building downtown Lacrosse where he retired from last year at age 86. Milt had a kind and giving heart. He welcomed many people into his home to live. Some stayed for days others for years. He surrounded himself with books, music, architecture, Legos, puzzles and his cat Isabelle. He knew the history of each building in the Lacrosse area. His statue was small but his knowledge was immense. His greatest courage and strength was shown in his acceptance of dying,
Proceeding him in death are his parents, Brother Robert Burns and sister. Margaret Hundt
Loved ones include sister Vivian Hanson , Ettrick, sister –in-law Gisela Burns, Chicago, nieces and nephews, special friend Cory Fink, Madison and special “ grandson “ Leo Milton.
A celebration of life will be held on January 25, 2020 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Gathering Place in the Prairie Room, 133 Mason St., Onalaska.