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Janitor retiring after more than three decades

December 3, 2012

ST. PETER, MN — On Friday, Dennis Burns, a custodian with the St. Peters school district for more than 35 years, hung up his broom for the last time, according to the St. Peter Herald.

dennis burns retiresBurns has worked at nearly all of the schools in the district, working almost exclusively at North Intermediate School for the past 10 years, the article stated.

According to the article, Burns was known for always being on call to lend a hand, even if he was busy, and remembering everyone's birthday.

"He’s just a really hardworking, caring person. I know it’s a hard decision for him to make. It’s been a big part of his life. He’s been a part of a lot of people’s lives,” said Julie Frey, a special education teacher at North Intermediate.

Last Wednesday, Burns was honored for his many years of service with students lining the front sidewalk as Burns rode on the back of a truck through the parking lot and accepted cards, posters and gifts from the students, the article noted.

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