Wayne Eugene Burson

EVART — Wayne Eugene Burson, 84, of Evart, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Clare.

Wayne was born in Sears, on July 21, 1931, to Rufus Tory and Mabel E. (Krider) Burson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, being stationed in Munich, Germany. Wayne married E. Dawn Bates in Osceola County on Oct. 31, 1954. He owned and operated Burson Milk Transportation for more than 50 years and enjoyed his milk route and the farmers. Wayne enjoyed bird watching, loved his special dog, Missy, but especially loved spending time with his family.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dawn Burson, of Evart; four daughters, Kim Marie (Wayne) Cook, of Farwell, Karen (Pierre) Vernier, of Bellvue, Neb., Kelli Shultz, of Leona, TX, and June Lampson, of Midland; three sons, Randy Burson, of Reed City, Rick (Donna) Burson, of Reed City, and David Burson, of Germantown, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pat (Dick) McCall, of Barryton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Virginia, Violet, Velma, and Janet; and two brothers, Sonny and Arthur.

Memorial services for Wayne Eugene Burson will be announced at a later date.