‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees
Send a Sympathy Gift


Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday March 19th, 2022
9:00am - 11:00am

View Details

Funeral Service

Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday March 19th, 2022

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Eric's visitation.

Eric K. "Ric" Burns

Eric K. “Ric” Burns, age 69, of Delta, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Cleveland Clinic, where he spent many days over the past 7 months waiting for a heart transplant. He was born February 11, 1953, in Sandusky, Ohio to Earl L. and Phyllis R. (Donnelly) Burns. Ric was a 1971 graduate of Swanton High School, where he was active in many sports, including wrestling, football and golf. After High School, attended the University of Toledo on a football scholarship. He was also active with the Navy Reserves during the mid 70’s. On April 24, 1981, he married the love of his life, Carol Ann Woody.

Ric, along with his wife Carol, were part owner of Main Video stores in Archbold, Delta, Wauseon and Swanton. He was also a salesman for AP Parts, Art Iron, Sennett Steel and W.E. Baker before retiring from Conveyer and Casters in 2018.

Ric was an avid golfer (even getting a hole in one), until 4 years ago, when his health would not allow it. He loved everything football, especially his Ohio State Buckeyes. He also attended many Michigan games with his close friend, Dan. His greatest joy in life was his family, especially his grandsons. He loved going to Florida in the spring and meeting up with his newfound friends from New York, who became family and another dear friend who lived in Florida.

Ric will be missed by his wife of over 40 years, Carol; son, Brian Burns; daughter, Jamie Todd; grandsons, Kaleb Austin Todd and Jakob Ethan Todd; son-in-law, Chris Todd; sister, Judy Maurer; brother-in-law, Buryl Woody and many cherished nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Debbie Baxter; step-brother, Robert Burns; father and mother-in-law, Burl and Helen Woody.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Delta, Ohio where services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Matthew Voyer STS officiating.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the family c/o Carol Burns to assist with medical and final expenses or Trinity Lutheran Church of Delta.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Eric Burns, please visit our flower store.


I love you dad

Jamie Todd Jun 5 2022 5:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

John Tate Mar 23 2022 1:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

Ken Najarian Mar 19 2022 7:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

Dave Purdy Mar 18 2022 12:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

Barb Camp Mar 16 2022 9:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

Cathy (Bardwell) Limes Mar 15 2022 8:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

Trena and Jorge Carrizales Mar 14 2022 5:18 PM

Carol and family, We are so very sorry for your loss, Eric's struggle is a reminder to everyone to never give up the fight. God Bless you all for your love & support.

Tom & Penny Hall Mar 14 2022 1:31 PM

Carol and family. We send our love and sympathy on the passing of Rick. We have many fond memories of the times we spent together. He was one of kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Dave and Dee Langhals Mar 14 2022 10:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Burns

Amy Miller Mar 12 2022 6:13 PM

Show More Entries