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Joshua N. Burns

July 13, 1975 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 46) 46 Years Old



 Joshua Nathan Burns passed away on Monday, June 13th, 2022 at the age of 46, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Josh passed away peacefully at home with his wife, children and close loved ones by his side. 

 Josh was born July 13th, 1975 in Grand Rapids, MI.

 Josh was preceded in death by his father Terry A Burns. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Rita (Harig), his children Jake, Jordan (Makayla), Brooklyn and Matthew Dolleman, grandchild Aria, mother Sandy, sister Heather, godparents Chris Carlton-Harris and Lance Carlton, brother and sister in-laws (Harig), many nieces and nephews, and countless other family and friends

 Josh enjoyed coaching Northview’s Youth Wrestling program, being a part of the grill team at Northview’s Friday night football games, watching MSU football, game nights, napping with his buddy Aria, traveling to try the best burgers in America, betting on the horses, poker night with friends, frequenting Disney and Universal theme parks, and was a long-time employee of Dynaplate, he also enjoyed being the fun uncle.

 Josh left his mark on those he knew best who will continue to treasure memories of him in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Please join us to share your memories and celebrate the impact Josh made in this world on Thursday June 16th, 2022. FOP Lodge 1753 Alpine Ave. NW 5pm-9pm. 

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Celebration of Life
June 16, 2022

5:00 PM
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
1753 Alpine Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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