OBITUARY

Ken A. Burnett

October 2, 1947March 17, 2014

Ken A. Burnett, age 66, died peacefully in his home March 17, 2014. Beloved husband of Ann for 28 years. Loving father of Tara (Tom) McHenry, Karli Burnett and Kenny Burnett. Dearest grandfather of Nora Mae. Dear son of Veon and the late Donald. Brother of Donee (Jerry) Myny, Darla (Don) Rucker and Cindy (Mark) Strange. Ken is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Marines and was a recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Visitation Friday 5-9 pm and Saturday 2-9 pm with a Funeral Service at 5 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 22, 2014
REMEMBERING

Ken A. Burnett

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Steve Shircliff

April 17, 2014

Ann, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the family. Ken was a dear friend, brother and comrade of mine in Vietnam. He will be sorely missed by all of us who served with him.
I have added a Memorial page of Ken on my 3rd Recon website.
You can view it here: http://www.3rdreconfewproud.com/Burnett.htm
You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
May God Bless and give you strength thru these most difficult times.
Steve & Cheryl Shircliff (Shortround)

Darla Rucker

March 28, 2014

Darla Rucker

March 28, 2014

Ken, You were so much more than a brother. You were my friend, my protector and my hero. I was always so proud that you were my brother. Everyone who knew you, loved you. When you made a friend, he/she was your friend for life. We all will remember your beautiful smile and twinkling eyes that lit up the room the moment you entered. Your love for family and country far exceeded that of the average person. You suffered many, many years and eventually gave your life as a result of your service to our country. I made a promise to you just before you went to be with Jesus that I would take care of Mom. I will hold true to that promise. I will always be available to help Ann and the kids. I love you, Bubby, and I know I will see you in Heaven.

Mark Hammer

March 24, 2014

Our hearts were truly saddened when Joyce and I learned of Ken's cancer and then his passing. I know he is in a better place now, but I also know his family is very sad and will always miss his smiling face. It has been many years since I saw Ken, back when I lived in St. Clair Shores. All I remember is good times when being with the Burnett family. May God Bless all of you and lift up your spirits. Rest in peace Ken.

The Rutkowski Family

March 22, 2014

Annie and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Hold onto the memories you have Of him and it will help you get through this. Mr. Ken always had a smile on his face and said HI when I picked my girls up from Annie's daycare. My girls and I adore you and your family very much. Just remember he will always be watching over you. Hugs...

March 22, 2014

" Deepest sympathy to the Burnett family during these tough times Mike and Sharon Lisiecki".

March 22, 2014

Our prayers are with the Burnett family during this sad time.
Mike and Chris St. Onge

david dewolf

March 22, 2014

My condolences to the Burnett family. Had not seen Kenny for many years but still have good memories. Dave DeWolf, Nashville TN.

Craig, Lori, Liam, Olivia

March 21, 2014

Sending our sympathy to the Burnett family. All of you hold such a special place in our hearts, as I am sure you do for so many of the families who had the pleasure of attending Annies daycare. We consider you not only friends, but family. I remember always being greeted with a smile by Mr. Ken when picking up the kids from daycare. He was usually outside washing a new "toy" :) He sure loved his corvette, jet ski's, camper etc.! We will always remember Mr. Ken for the wonderful person he was. Take comfort in knowing he was so special to so many people, and will always be remembered fondly.

March 21, 2014

I grew up down the street from Ken. I always liked hanging out with him watching him play around with this Triumph car and motorcycle, which were both painted orange to match each other. I remember when he went off to Vietnam. I was at the house one day when his mom had gotten a letter from him after being wounded, and how he drew the picture of were he had gotten hit with shrapnel in his butt. To this day, I still remember the picture he drew. It was years ago that I had found Ken and sent him a message to say hello and told him I had been living in Los Angeles. His sister Darla had just moved to California, which Darla babysit for my brother, sister and I back in the day. Darla and I have been Facebook friends ever since.

My heart goes out to Ken's family. Cancer is an awful illness and it has taken so many people these days, including my sister Tammy.

My Love, Thoughts and Prayer are with the family during this time.

Pam Apostolou