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Published May 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

Richard Burns

Richard “Dick” C. Burns, 79, formerly of Underwood, Minn. died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in the United Kingdom.

He was born on the farm near Walcott, N.D. on Sept. 5, 1933. He grew up on the farm and attended school in the Colfax school system.

Richard Burns

Richard “Dick” C. Burns, 79, formerly of Underwood, Minn. died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in the United Kingdom.

He was born on the farm near Walcott, N.D. on Sept. 5, 1933. He grew up on the farm and attended school in the Colfax school system.

On Jan. 17, 1952 he married Charlotte Forness. They later moved to the Fergus Falls, Minn. area. Dick worked for Minnesota Valley Breeders for several years. Later they owned and operated the Twin Pines Resort for 31 years. In 2010 they moved to Lakenheath Village, England to live with their daughter, Barbara McCoard. Dick had many setbacks in his health during his time in England. He passed away after a short illness just a few weeks before he was to return to the states.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Charlotte, on January 1, 2011, a son, Dana, a grandson, Dylan Burns, and brothers-in-law Gerald and Ron Forness.

Survivors include his daughter, Barbara (Zlotto) McCoard of England; sons, Terry of Tucson AZ, Robin (Jane) of Fergus Falls MN, Jody of West Fargo ND; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Oryce (LeRoy) Carlson, Fargo, and Ann Marie (Dale) Current of Moorhead; brother, Vern (Gayle) Burns of Detroit Lakes MN; brother-in-law Allen (Phyllis) Forness, Fargo; sisters-in-law Shirley Forness of Wash. and Carol Browne of Calif.; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m., followed by the service at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Tingvold Lutheran Church, rural Underwood. Rev. Nancy Monke will be officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com

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