Retired pastor Monte Burns died Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2005 after his long fight with cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 29, at 1 p.m. at First UMC in Grand Rapids at 277 E. Fulton. Visiting hours will be Friday night, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Monte’s pastoral service included: [St. Johns Parish 1953; Hastings Parish 1956] 1957; Muskegon Heights: Temple (Assoc.) 1958; Grand Rapids: St. Paul’s 1961; Breckenridge/Wheeler 1964; East Lansing: University 1966; Kalamazoo: Milwood 1971; leave of absence Jan. 1, 1982; Retired 1982; Northwest (Part-time) 1983-1996 Please send condolences in care of Monte’s son, Bill Burns, at email@example.com. Memorial tributes to Monte’s ministry will go the Garrett-Evangelical Seminary through the office of Grand Rapids First United Methodist Church.