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Charles “Chuck” Burnett

May 8, 2018

Charles (Chuck) Roland Burnett, 64 of Halstead, Kansas passed away on May 8, 2018. He was born in Los Angeles, California to Richard Dietz and Nancy DeShazo. Chuck attended Nickerson High School and then served his country in the Vietnam War. On June 25, 1977, he married Linda (Seiler) Burnett. Together they have three children: Kristoffer Burnett of Wichita, Kansas, Karis O’Neal of Newton, Kansas, and Kortnye Pace of Bentonville, Arkansas. Throughout his career, Chuck worked in various capacities including sales and management in the lumber and building materials industry.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Linda, his three children and their spouses, Kristoffer (Andrea) Burnett, Karis O’Neal, and Kortnye (Nick) Pace. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Allyson and Madalyn Burnett, and Gracie, Gavin, and Grant O’Neal. Additionally, Chuck leaves behind his mother, Nancy DeShazo and many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father, Ross Burnett.

Chuck loved KU basketball, movies, video games, good food, his loyal chihuahuas, and most of all, spending time with his family.  He had a warm, charismatic personality that was endearing to all that knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Viewing and visitation with the family present will take place on Saturday, May 12th, from 4 to 8 pm at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114.

In addition, a Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 20th, from 1 – 5 pm at Camp Hawk, 1801 SW 36th St, Newton, KS. Please join the family as we reminisce about our cherished memories of Chuck. His favorite foods and beverages will be provided. We would love to hear your favorite “Chuck story” (we know you have one!).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of ‘Charlie the Chihuahua’ to WAAL, the Wichita Animal Action League: https://waalrescue.org

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6 thoughts on “Charles “Chuck” Burnett

  1. So sad! I recently reconnected with Chuck after over 40 years. We both grew up in south west Hutchinson and had fun together! I will miss you my friend! Prayers for the fsmily!

  2. I met Chuck when he was traveling for Rock Island Millwork many moons ago. We found out through several visits that we were both Nam vets and an instant bond was set. I always enjoyed his visits and phone calls over the years and we will always be brothers forever. Rest in Peace my friend and may God give your family His Peace that passes all understanding. Slow Hand Salute.

  3. I met Chuck when he was a salesman for Rock Island Millwork. I looked forward to seeing him as he was a great guy and offered great service and I valued his friendship. I know he will be missed by his family and many others. Rest in peace Chuck!

  4. Mike Nulty
    Jewell Lumber Company & Solomon Valley Home Center
    Beloit
    I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed and remembered!
    May God bless you all and bring you peace.

  5. Chuck was a great great person. I know he will be missed by all, I worked with him for years . I send
    My condolences to the family Thoughts and prayers .
    God Bless.

  6. We at Sutherland Lumber would talk to Chuck on almost a daily basis. You knew when you were talking to Chuck that he was a quality human being. Knowledgeable in his trade, dedicated to his company, and friendly and gracious to his customers. Please accept our sincere condolences.

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