Obituary of Floyd Edward Burns, Sr.
Floyd Edward Burns, Sr., 69, of Bay City, our entertaining, passionate, caring, and brave husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on September 4, 2019 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. Floyd was born in Bay City on March 9, 1950, the son of the late Leo P. and Dorothy (Chalmers) Burns. Floyd graduated from Bay City Central High School, class of 1969. Floyd went on to answer the call of his country, serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, from 1969 until 1971. Many years ago, he met the former Gloria Gutchak. They reconnected later in life, fell back in love, and were united in marriage on October 4, 2012. Floyd worked as a machinist at Prestolite and then went on to retire from Thompson Bay. Floyd will forever be remembered for his competitiveness, especially when golfing with his buddies and playing card games with his wife, Gloria. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and hunting. More recently, Floyd enjoyed trips to the casino, and watching his beloved Detroit Lions and U of M Football. Floyd will be dearly missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. Floyd leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Gloria; sons, Floyd (Rachel) Burns, Jr. and Frankie (Deb) Burns; Gloria’s son, Michael (Dawn) Gutchak, who has been a big part of Floyd’s life; grandchildren, Zackary, Makayla, Jordan, Frankie, Jr., Brooke, Bree, Jami, Trenten, Brenden, Alyssa, Dustin, Kaitlyn, and Jaylyn; siblings, Rosalie (Dave) Edwards, Leo (Dell) Burns, Dorothy McLean, LeeAnn Lincoln, Kip (Sandy) Burns, Betty (Mike) McPhee, Margaret (Gar) Williams, Eddy Burns, Kelly Couture, Kathy (Tito) Flores; brother-in-law Don Goulet; lifetime friend, Ken Spiker; golfing buddy, Fred Bryce, along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Floyd was welcomed into heaven by his siblings, Julie Goulet, Marion Burns, and Frankie Burns. Floyd’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the time of his 11:00 AM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd. Pastor Steve Roe will officiate with interment to follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.