Richard “Dick” Burnett of St. Peters, Missouri passed away at the age of 83 on Monday, November 6, 2023. Beloved husband of Mary Burnett for 60 years. Devoted father to Lisa (William) Athens, Tracy (Jon) Lightner, John (Lisa) Burnett, and Todd Burnett. Loving grandfather to Andrew (Izzy) Lightner, Adam Lightner, Alexander Athens, Alyssa Athens, Victoria Lightner, Jacob Burnett, Olivia Burnett, and Maximus Athens. Dear brother to Robert (Michelle) Burnett, brother in-law to Jane (Lloyd) Tremmel, Mary (Phil) Clark and an uncle to a niece and several nephews.
Dick was engaging, adventurous, and loving. He was strong-willed, but he also had a big heart and was extremely loyal. He lived a full life and was a wonderful role model, hardworking and dedicated to an accomplished career and his family. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. He was a passionate sports fan with a great affection for the University of Wisconsin. He had a special appreciation for good food, and he loved cooking, particularly for others. His legacy above all else is his family which he cherished to no end. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Wherever a beautiful soul has been…a lasting impression remains.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Newcomer Funeral Home located at 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376 from 12:00-2:00 followed by a memorial service at 2:00. Please join us afterwards for a Celebration of Life at Liliana’s Italian Kitchen located at 3891 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottlesville.
The family would like to thank the medical staff at Mercy Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care during his short stay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
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