Norman F. “Norm” Burns, 72, Arcadia, died June 23 at his home. He was born on Sept. 3, 1942 to Clifford and Lena Mae (Aiken) Burns, who preceded him in death, in Rockville, Ind.
He was married for 20 yearsto Gail Brown in September 1960. Together they had three children. In May 1990, Norm met Karen Eikenberry and her three children. From that day, they became inseparable. Norm began his 24-year career working for Gallo IGA Foodliner in Rockville, Ind. and later moved to the Clinton, Ind. location. After IGA, he began working various jobs as a landscaper with his son and best friend, Brad Burns. Together, they formed the landscaping business, 2 B Creative, in 1997, where he worked until he retired in 2005. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and golf tournaments, being outside working on the yard, camping, fishing and playing golf. He took great pride in his family, and will be most remembered for his witty personality, humor and big heart.
Norm is survived by his partner and best friend, Karen Eikenberry; his children, Mike Burns, Sheri Burns-Snyder, and Brad (Patty) Burns; stepchildren, Contessa (Felix) Perez Eikenberry, Michael B. (Aubrey) Eikenberry and Malinda Eikenberry; grandchildren, Carol, Ryan, Alisha, Shelley, Richard, Tony, Jasmine, Cassandra, Gracie, David, Samantha and Cadence; and 12 great-grandchildren.