Msgr. Edward Burian

Msgr. Edward Burian


April 13, 1933 - December 11, 2023


Monsignor Edward Burian, 90, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Kimball, SD, died Monday, December 11, 2023, at his home in Avera Prince of Peace Independent Living in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 19, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. Burial will be at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM at the Church with a 7:00 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Edward Paul Burian was born on April 13,1933 in Mitchell, SD to Adolph and Della (Brady) Burian. He was raised in Kimball, SD. He graduated from Kimball High School in June of 1951. He attended the University of South Dakota, graduated from the Business School in June of 1955. He loved music, played trombone in the college band and played in a dance band. He went to the US Army in January 1956 for 6 months. After that he began teaching in the Bonesteel, SD school system. He taught Math and Bookkeeping for three years. He started the first Instrumental band for Grade and High School. He entered the Seminary at Saint Jerome's College in Kitchener Ontario in 1959 studying Philosophy and Latin. In 1961 he entered the Saint Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. On May 29,1965, Edward Burian was ordained to the Priesthood in Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell, SD.

After Ordination, Msgr's first assignment was June 15,1965 as Associate Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Mitchell, SD, His next assignment was to Roncalli High School in Aberdeen, teaching and directing the high school band and helping at St. John the Baptist Parish in Groton and Andover, SD. In June 1970 he moved to Saint Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls and was Associate Pastor. In January 1975, he moved to Saint Mary's Parish in Sioux Falls teaching at the grade school and helping with the Parish work. In March, 1977, he moved to Sacred Heart Parish in Aberdeen, SD. In August of 1977 he moved to Mellette, Conde, Turton and Chelsea. In June,1978, he moved to St. Michael's Parish in Clark and Doland churches as Pastor. In May of 1981, he moved to St. Anthony's Church in Hoven,SD

In April of 1986, he went to St. Peter's Church in Jefferson, SD. In June of 1994, he moved to Holy Cross Parish in Ipswich, SD and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Leola, SD.

Father Edward Burian was ordained a monsignor June 10, 1996.

In June of 1999 he moved to St. John de Britto Parish in Britton and St.Anthony of Padua Parish in Hecla,SD. In January of 2003 he moved to St. Joseph Parish in Wessington Springs and St. Placidus Parish in Duncan.

In July of 2006, Msgr. Burian retired and went to be Chaplain of Sisters of Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent in Mitchell, SD.

In August, 2007, Msgr. moved to St. Joseph Parish in Wessington Springs and helped with Wessington Springs, Woonsocket, Duncan and Artesian, SD.

August of 2011, he moved to Hawarden, Iowa to be near his sister, Virginia. He helped out with four different parishes.

In 2015, Msgr. moved to Sioux Falls to live with his sister, Connie (and husband Jim) for 1 year.

September 26, 2016, Msgr. moved to Avera Prince of Peace Independent Living, Sioux Falls, SD.

On May 29, 2023, Msgr. celebrated 53 years being a priest.

Msgr. passed away December 11,2023 at his home in Avera Prince of Peace Independent Living.

Msgr. Edward was an avid hunter and loved to fish. He followed car racing, and followed different sports including Notre Dame, the USD Coyotes, SDSU and NDSU, the Vikings and the Twins. He was a musician and enjoyed playing the keyboard for his family and played for many different events. He was a 3rd and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus,and a member of the Catholic Order Of Foresters, along with being a State Chaplain.

Msgr. Edward was the most kind, gentle loving person, and always saw the best in everybody. He loved his family. Msgr. was a man of deep faith; he touched many peoples lives. He devoted his life to God, and to the service of the people. He enjoyed giving to charities of all types and was very compassionate in anything he did.

Msgr. Edward Burian Loved Life. He will be greatly missed.

Preceded in death were his parents, Adolph and Della(Brady) Burian; one sister, Virginia McCarthy Sederstrom. Survivors include two sisters, Connie (Burian) Reuland, (Jim and Family) Della (Burian) Mathis, (Larry and Family), nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.


Monday, December 18, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service

St. Margaret's Catholic Church
417 S Elm St
Kimball, SD 57355


Tuesday, December 19, 2023
11:00 AM
St. Margaret's Catholic Church
417 S Elm St
Kimball, SD 57355


St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
Kimball, SD

Posted by Vickie Brennan Dykes on January 16, 2024
Della I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sympathy and prayers going your way.🙏🙏
Posted by Jeff and Jeanelle Schaefer on December 29, 2023
he Married us in 1983 when he was in Hoven SD Our sympathy to his Family and friends.
Posted by Carol.Bratton on December 28, 2023
You are the best Saint. How wonderful you can celebrate with God. I will continue to pray with you.
Posted by Flo Hart on December 28, 2023
Msgr. Burian was one of a kind, a loving a faithful pastor to us in Britton and the nicest, kindest man. If you knew him, you were certainly blessed. Our condolences to your family.
Posted by Nathan Knutson on December 22, 2023
Msgr. Burian will be dearly missed. He was always supportive of music in church and for fun. "Was that a nice little Buxtehude that you played. Would you like to play some polkas with me at the parish dinner? Wouldn't that be nice?"

Prayers for his repose and all the intensions of the family. Know you are loved by God.
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan on December 22, 2023
+J.M.J.+ May the Soul of Msgr. Burian rest in peace. I am grateful that I knew +Msgr. Burian for many years. I appreciated his Prayers and good example. I offered Mass for his Soul. May Jesus, Mary and Joseph comfort all who miss +Msgr. Burian.
Posted by Judy Schmitz on December 20, 2023
He was one of the kindest person I ever meet he had a speciall love and joy which followed in any place he entered.. he changed all of our family lives..
Posted by Linda Deutsch on December 19, 2023
We loved having Msgr. Burian in our Britton parish. He was as close to being a saint as anyone I’ve ever known. God bless him!❤️
Posted by Basil Knebel on December 19, 2023
I had the privilege to work with Msgr. Ed many years ago. He was always so positive and deeply spiritual. I can imagine his entrance to Heaven: "Wow. Gosh. Isn't this great? By golly. Isn't this beautiful." And it is. God Speed, Msgr. Ed. Well done, good and faithful servant.
Posted by Ron E. and Mary Hendricks on December 19, 2023
Msgr. Burian served the mass for my mothers funeral. He was a very holy man.
Posted by David Deutsch on December 18, 2023
Msgr. Burian was a very and spiritual man, always soft spoken and passionate towards everyone at St. John DeBritto Parish in Britton SD, will be missed by everyone. God Bless
Posted by Adolfo Hernandez on December 17, 2023
Sorry for your loss that he passed away he happy with the family in heaven and he with the lord in heaven now he’s with the Lord in haaven now he was a good man sorry for the family that lost him but he lookeing down from heaven now!!!!
Posted by Marlys Berry on December 15, 2023
Edward was my cousin! I have been in touch with him throughout the years. My brother Franklin and Edward were buddies over the years with butchering and hunting! I will miss him greatly! What a devout and holy person he was!!!
Posted by Michael on December 14, 2023
I served mass with Father Burian many times a week. One of the best, rest in peace.
Posted by Keith Ness on December 14, 2023
He was great man.He was there when I decided to join the church and made real understanding.
Posted by Larry Duba on December 14, 2023
I am saddened due to the passing of Cousin Msgr. Edward Burian. I was fortunate to be able to visit with him, Della, and Connie at the end of August. Love and Blessings. Larry and Alice Duba
Posted by Mary Knippling on December 14, 2023
Della and family we will miss Monsignor so very much. It was such an honor to know him and serve our Lord with him. He talk us so much. May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Karen Haskin on December 14, 2023
Rest in. Peace
Posted by Tom Riddle on December 14, 2023
So blessed to know him,I was his Ups man in Wessington Springs,very very holy
Posted by Donna Picek on December 13, 2023
Dear Della and Family,
Was ever so saddened to hear of your brother's passing...

Dad spoke so very highly of him! I did not know that they

were so close in age! I pray they are both in Heaven now.

It was 2 years ago, tomorrow that we said goodbye to Dad.

God was SO very good to us, with blessing us with them...

Take care now and God Bless,
Donna (Folan) Picek
Rural Corsica, S.D.
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