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Fred Burns

Service Date: May 1, 2021
Visitation Info: All Saints Church
Interment Info: St. John Cemetery – Ft. Mitchell, KY
Service Info: All Saints Church
Service Info

Fred Burns, 79, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at his residence in Walton, KY. He was owner/operator of Fred Burns Builders, LLC, a construction company well known in the tri-state, and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Walton, KY. Fred was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn Schmeisser. Survivors include his wife Karen Burns (nee York), daughters Teresa (Mark) Estrada, Grace (Michael) Mason, Tonya (Dean) Gerakos, Sandra (Stephen) Edwards, and brother Frank V. Burns. Also surviving are grandchildren David, Caitlin, Ian, Isaac, Anthony, Stephanie (April) Mindy, Amanda (Kirk), Vanessa, Parker, Caden, George, and Ava. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 10am to 12pm with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at All Saints Catholic Church in Walton, KY. Burial will be held at St John Cemetery in Ft Mitchell, KY. Memorial contributions can be made to St Elizabeth Cancer Care Center 1 Medical Village Dr. Edgewood, KY 41017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass 181 W Lowry Ln #150 Lexington, KY 40503, YMCA of Lexington 239 E High Street Lexington, KY 40507, or Sisters of Divine Providence 2000 St Anne Dr. Melbourne, KY 41059. Online condolences can be made at

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Saints Church

62 Needmore Street
Walton, KY 41094
12:00 pm

All Saints Church

62 Needmore Street
Walton, KY 41094

St. John Cemetery – Ft. Mitchell, KY

Address: 1 St. John Rd Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Fred Burns


Dear Karen and family

Jeannine Vonderahe Fortier informed me of Fred’s passing and my sympathy goes to the family. Carrie and my mother, Bertha, were sisters and so Fred’s mom, Grace, was my first cousin. I THINK I met Fred when he came to Carmel, IN to visit his daughter (granddaughter?) who lives off Shelbourne Rd. We exchanged family histories. I just watched the Mass for him and it was truly inspirational. I would love to get the names and birth dates of his grandchildren for the family records, if anyone cares to share them . [email protected], thanks and God Bless!

Our sympathies

Dear Karen, Tonya and Burns family
We have all lost a special person in our lives. Fred was a Godsend to Ron and I during Ron’s recovery from his cruiser accident. He wanted to help us in anyway that he could and he did in a big way along with his many hospital and Cardinal Hill visits. Those visits meant the world to Ronnie and I and they helped cheer Ron up which he needed so badly. If anyone knew Fred, they knew he was a born comedian! He had the nurses in stitches. Rest In Peace sweet friend and God please comfort his family and friends.

Dear Burns Family

My condolences to your family MR Burns will be missed and I want to thank you all over and over for letting me care for him may he rest peacefully thank you.Angel Roper if there is anything I’m hear for you All. Ty again

Dear Karen and Family

We know you are grieving now and missing Fred so much and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We ask our Lord to bless you and keep you in His care during this most difficult time. We love you guys.
Lou and Pat

Dear Karen and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss, but God knows he suffered enough and he was ready to go to Jesus. I believe he is in heaven and now has only joy, free of pain and sorrow. I loved him as a friend for many years, since the 5th grade at Holy Family. That’s a long, long time. He was a good friend to Paul, and to me. May your faith carry you through these next days, and give you comfort.

Love, Adrianne Helton

Love and Prayers

Aunt Karen,
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Fred’s illness and passing from Teresa. I have so many fond memories as a child of spending time with all of you at Mamaw’s house. My mother and dad so enjoyed the times you were able to visit with one another in Florida, too.
I am praying for you, Teresa, Grace, Tonya, and Sandra and all of your family. What a blessing to have each other during this time.
Love and prayers,

Sorry for your loss

As a younger guy I mowed your grass in Lexington and Mr. Burns always took the time to talk with me whenever I saw him. What a nice nice man! I know you all will miss him.
Tommy Weaver

We Lift You in Prayer


Your Villa family lifts you in prayer. Your love for your dad was immeasurable, and please know we are thinking of you and sending love.

God’s Peace,
Pam McQueen

Sorry for your loss


I was so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. You are both a good friend of Lisa & I. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.

Your friends,

Deacon Jim & Lisa Bayne