Melvin Dennis Burr, age 66, of Mount Morris, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL after a long illness.
Melvin was born March 1st, 1955 in Newcastle, WY to Darlene (Roberts) Burr and Kenneth Burr and grew up in Upton, WY. He moved to Arizona and built large mining equipment in his early years. He loved music and riding motorcycles and met his future wife Linda Baker in Mesa, AZ. He married Linda (Baker) Burr on March 30th, 1986. They gave birth to their first child Brandon and moved back to Illinois to be with their family. They gave birth to their second child Shannon in Hoffman Estates, IL. He worked in logistics as a mechanic for the rest of his life, and worked as a warranty technician, traveling the country for Maxon. His passions were tinkering with things (his nickname was Melgyver), spending time with his family, and listening to music.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda (Baker) Burr, his parents Darlene Roberts and Kenneth Burr, and his brother Edward Burr.
He is survived by his children Brandon Burr of Chicago, IL and Shannon (Burr) Cochran (Luke Cochran) of Hebron, CT; his grandchildren Marceline and Fiona Cochran; his brothers and sisters Cristy Lee (Gary) Ludemann of Springview, Nebraska and Cathy Jo (Bill) Tibbs of Douglas, Wyoming; step father Larry Foster of Gillete, WY; and mother in law Uldine Baker of Mount Morris, IL.
Celebration of life services will be held in the summer of 2021 at a place and time to be determined.