Obituary: Charles (Chuck) Roland Burnett

Charles (Chuck) Roland Burnett, 64, of Halstead passed away on May 8, 2018.

He was born in Los Angeles 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; and his three children and their spouses, Kristoffer (Andrea) Burnett, Karis O’Neal, and Kortnye (Nick) Pace. He also is 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 from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.

In addition, a Celebration of Life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Camp Hawk, 1801 S.W. 36th St., Newton. 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.