Delmar Lee Burns


Delmar Lee Burns, age 85, passed on March 14, 2018 at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado at NCMC.

Del was born Oct. 12, 1932 to Velma (Hopkins) and Russell Burns just outside of Manville, Wyo. He was the oldest of three boys. He also served in the Army from 1955 to 1957 and received an honorable discharge from the Army Reserve on July 17, 1959.

Del married Mabel E. Perlenfein in Cheyenne, Wyo. and they were married for fifty one years. Although Del worked in many fields he truly loved being a construction Superintendent, supervising heavy and highway bridge construction. He loved the challenge of starting with nothing and ending with a beautiful concrete structure. After retiring from 21 years as a Superintendent, Del and Mabel enjoyed traveling in their RV, fishing, and going to Blackhawk.

Del is survived by his special companion, Wanda Brehm; two daughters, Vicki Dill and Debra (Daren) Lady; four grandchildren, Kendra Dill, Kelli (Marlin) Kunau, Dustin Schenstrom, and Jacob (Sarah) Lady; and eight great-grandchildren, Dustin, Dakota, Ty, Lane, Ethan, Lakota, Xander, and Adriana. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Kenneth (Jane) Perlenfein; two sister-in-laws, Nina Craven and Helen Burns; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mabel; parents; infant son; two brothers, Ronald Burns and Terry and his wife Hope Burns; a niece and two nephews.

Funeral services will be Fri., March 23 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel in Greeley with an open casket viewing from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The funeral service will begin 2 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Linn Grove Cemetery and the family will return to Allnutt to host friends and family with a reception.

To leave condolences and share your memories with his family. go to www.Allnutt.com Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.

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