Ellen Irene Burns

March 3, 1937February 28, 2018

Ellen Irene Burns, age 80 of Saginaw, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. She was born on March 3, 1937 in Saginaw to parents Fredrick and Ellen Irene (Follick) Bolger. Ellen had an incredible sense of humor and loved to laugh. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Ellen will be remembered for her love of nature, and especially for her kind heart and generous spirit. Ellen is survived by her children: Teri (Richard) Hollerback, Keith (Don Irwin) Burns II; son-in-law: Donald Olson; grandchildren: Keli (Beth) Shafley, Kiel (Jaycee) Shafley; Lucas Hollerback, Paige Hollerback, and Kyle Hollerback; great grandchildren: Emma Shafley, Amelia Shafley, and Michael Walsh; sister, Sally Bush; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was preceded by both parents; husband, Keith Burns; daughter, Becky Olson; siblings: Fredrick “Skip” Bolger, Betty June Newbold, and Leah Meredith; and her beloved dog Laddie. A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, 7475 E. Holland Rd., Saginaw. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens from 4-8pm, and again one hour prior to the service, beginning at 12pm. Interment at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Those considering may make a memorial contribution to the Humane Society of Saginaw County.


  • Humane Society of Saginaw County


  • Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ellen Irene Burns

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