Mourners to honor slain VFW leader

November 22, 2009 (CHICAGO) Family and friends gathered at the McGann Funeral Home on South Pulaski for a visitation Sunday.

Burtner was the head of the VFW in southwest suburban Midlothian. Monday morning, relatives say Burtner came to a Midlothian bank to deposit money from a fundraiser when a robber attacked.

The medical examiner says Burtner's ribs were broken, triggering heart complications. He died Wednesday.

One man is in custody, but police say they are looking for a second suspect.

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