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“I worked for many years with Steve at IPFW when he worked for the University Police Department (UPD). I work in the Dean of Students Office and work...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Robin Newman - Fort Wayne, IN

“I knew Steve when the physical plant was still located beside the police dept. Always enjoyed hanging out and talking with him. We both had a love...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Greg Dent - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our deepest sympathies for the loss of a great husband, father, Dedo, Officer and friend. The world was a better place due to Steve's life. Prayers...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Lisa (Lebamoff)Clements - IN

“OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AS THEY HONOR THEIR HUSBAND, FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER. WE KNEW HIM AS A VERY KIND AND SINCERE PERSON TO ALL. MATT...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: SUSAN AND PHIL CARSON - FL

“Condolences to the Burton family, great people. Officer Steve Burton was a great great Little League dad to his sons and my Shank Bros teammates in...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Thomas R. Filus - Fort Wayne, IN

“Steve was a very caring person. He was always fun to be around. Marijane, I know we lost track of each other but I am so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Diane Hall Sievert Rhoads - IN

“Rest in peace, my police brother and friend! I will catch up with you in a few years... ”
7 of 37 | Posted by: Ken Steeg - Coworker

“My sincere condolences to a great high school friend. ”
8 of 37 | Posted by: bob shine - Laramie, WY

“Having you as my "Big Brother" was better than knowing a Super Hero." I am going to miss you so much. RIP. ”
9 of 37 | Posted by: Brian Burton - Fort Wayne, IN

“FOREVER WILL YOUR SPIRIT REMAIN AND GROW WITH THE GENERATIONS TO COME.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE ENTIRE BURTON FAMILY. ”
10 of 37 | Posted by: JAY THOMPSON

“Sorry to hear about Steve passing. Prayers are with you and family. Worked with Steve on FWPD. Always had a smile and great sense of humor. ”
11 of 37 | Posted by: Tom Buck TAYLOR - Coworker

“Thoughts and prayers to Mary Jane, Jeff, Tim and Andy. So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Will always remember he had a smile. ”
12 of 37 | Posted by: Rob Boyles - Cincinnati, OH

“We are so sad to hear of Uncle's Steve's passing and are sending love to all of you as you say good bye to a beautiful man. We remember him as...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Matt and Diana Chapman - CA

“So sorry to hear about Steve. May God wrap you in His loving arms at this time. Thinking about you Mary Jane.Buzz and Bev Ditmer ”
14 of 37 | Posted by: Buzz and Bev Ditmer - Fort Wayne, IN

“Mary Jane, Steve and I went to James H. Smart, SSHS ,class of 61, We spent our time on FWPD he at 28 years and me at 30 years, after I got out of the...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Robert Ross - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts are with you during this time of celebrating this wonderful man's life!!!!! ”
16 of 37 | Posted by: Phil and Susan Carson - Estero

“Dear Mary Jane and Family, although we can't be with you at this time, we send our hugs and love. With our deepest sympathy on the passing of Steve....Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Lena Jankovski - South Australia

“My condolences to the Burton Family. All of us at Citizens Square will miss him greatly. ”
18 of 37 | Posted by: David Ickes - Fort Wayne, IN

“very sorry to hear of this happening to Steve, he was always very nice and something funny to say here at work. He will be missed ant thought of...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Mary Ann Schey - fort wayne, IN

“We are sorry for your loss of a husband, dad,brother, and friend. His friendship to me as a young officer was never forgotten. I ask God to watch...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Michael Cunegin - Indianapolis, IN

“Jeff, You have my sympathy on the death of your dad. Knowing you, I can tell he made a big impression on your life. My thoughts are with you. ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Lallow - Fort Wayne, IN

“Brian and family,I am so sorry to read of Steve's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as we travel to Virginia for...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Karen Allen - Fort Wayne, IN

“We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Sending our condolences and prayers to you and may God be with you and your family in this time of loss. ”
23 of 37 | Posted by: Nick Litwinko - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am shocked to see my 1961 South Side HS homeroom friend has passed. Glad I saw him month or so ago at a football game and got to chat. Never know...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: Nina Canaan-Rodocker - IN

“So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Thinking of you with thoughts of days gone by on Buellton and Clermont when visiting my cousins Marilyn and...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Rich Dobson - Orange, CA - Friend

“So sorry to read of Steve's passing. The Burton's and Danley's have been friends for many years. Thoughts and prayers are with Mary Jane and family. ”
26 of 37 | Posted by: Mike Danley - Cape Coral, FL

“Dear Mary Jane,I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I will always remember his dry sense of humor, and his antics in homeroom. I know my husband...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Bonnie Putt - Lancaster, SC

“Our sincere condolences to Mary Jane and family. Fond memories of my "training" officer and his devotion to his family. ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Steve Butz - Fort Wayne, IN

“My sincere condolences to you, Mary Jane. I think of you often remembering our Harrison Hill/South Side days. ”
29 of 37 | Posted by: Elaine Snow Dolgin - Deerfield, IL

“On behalf of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Wayne Lodge 14, please accept our deepest condolences at the passing of Brother...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Mitchell McKinney - Fort Wayne, IN

“To an outstanding police officer, father and husband....John R. Nelson & Family our deep condolences. ”
31 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“So many goof memories from "back in the day". My thoughts are with the family. ”
32 of 37 | Posted by: Steve Matthias - North Webster, IN

“So sorry for your loss, Steve was a great police officer and friend. Our prayers are with you!! ”
33 of 37 | Posted by: Jack and Deb Woodruff - IN

“Our thoughts are with Mary and their sons. ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Phil and Sue Carson - FL

“I'm so deeply sorry Mary Jane and family. What a tough thing to go through. He is at peace now and resting comfortably. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Lory Grames - Fort waye, IN

“I'm so deeply sorry Mary Jane and family. What a tough thing to go through. He is at peace now and resting comfortably. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Lory Grames - Fort waye, IN

“Heartbroken for all of you. Peace and love to your family ”
37 of 37 | Posted by: Jill Simmons - GILBERT, AZ


Stephan Craig "Steve" Burton, 75, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Steve was the son of the late Clyde and Marie (Calcoff) Burton. Steve graduated from South Side High School, class of 1961 where he was active in basketball, football, and track. During the summers he played baseball where he competed in the Pony League World Series in Williamsburg, PA in 1957. Steve was a 3rd generation City of Fort Wayne Police Officer where he served for 28 years. Following his service at FWPD he was a police officer at IPFW for 18 years. He had been a current employee at Citizens Square in Fort Wayne. He was a 50 year member of FOP Lodge #14, South Side Alumni, and a lifetime supporter of the Fort Wayne PAL Club. Steve played softball and basketball on the FWPD teams. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering on Purdue and the Colts. He also enjoyed taking care of his yard and his cars. He loved his family and enjoyed attending all of his grandchildren's school activities. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane Burton; sons, Jeff (Amy) Burton, Tim (Chanel) Burton, Andy Burton; grandchildren, Reed, Ryan, Reese, Marce, Molly, Jake, Chase, and Natalie; sister, Susan (Greg) Topper; brother, Brian (Amie) Burton; and sister-in-law Linda Bloom. Service is 2:00 pm, Wednesday November 22, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road with calling from 10:00 am until the service. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the FOP #14 and PAL Club. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.