Lawrence ‘Larry’ Burns
Lawrence “Larry” Burns, 78, died Nov. 26 in Bradenton.
He was born in 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Robert J. and Dorothy Drozd and raised in nearby Wellman, Iowa.
He was a 1963 graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
He worked for Ohio Casualty in Hamilton, Ohio, for 30 years, retired from there in 1995 and enjoyed winters on Anna Maria Island.
He pursued a hobby of living history interpretation and 18th century campfire and hearth cookery. He was a longtime member of the National Muzzle-loading Rifle Association and, for several years, was a volunteer history interpreter at Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village near Waynesville, Ohio.
Memorial services will be in Ohio and Iowa in late June. Memorial donations can be made to the Bob Burns Trust on GoFundMe for his granddaughters’ education fund.
Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen of Bradenton and Holmes Beach; granddaughters Hannah Ryleigh and Heidi Rowan of West Chester, Ohio; daughter-in-law Jennifer; sister-in-law Sandy; nieces Teri and Toni; step-daughter Terry Kaufman and husband Tony Miller; and grandson Simon Miller.