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)
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.
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.
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...
" Deepest sympathy to the Burnett family during these tough times Mike and Sharon Lisiecki".
Our prayers are with the Burnett family during this sad time.
Mike and Chris St. Onge
My condolences to the Burnett family. Had not seen Kenny for many years but still have good memories. Dave DeWolf, Nashville TN.
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.
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.
I met Kenny years ago. I knew he and his family were very special people. I appreciated so very much their acceptance. You all blessed me in so many ways. May the Lord continue to bless you during your time of need. To lose such a wonderful man so early seems unfair. Very sorry for the pain all of you must be feeling. May our Lord comfort you with his peace that passes all understanding.
Thank you to all of his friends, class mates and our relatives from out of State for the thoughts and prayers you have given. I know our family has not come to grips with the fact that he is no longer with us, but he will remain in our hearts forever.
iam honored to have the pleasure .of knowing such a good man god bless you ken RIP
Our prayers for comfort to The Burnett family. Mr. Ken was such a wonderful man. I will miss his humor and kindness. Our family has been very blessed to be a part of your family. Cherish the happy memories.
It gives me and my family so much comfort to hear the beautiful words from our most loving family and friends. Ken is missed so very much! He was a loving man who loved life!
Dear Ann, May you find strength from all those who hold you and your family in prayer. My heart aches for you. Love, Lori Linkewitz
Ken was a great friend in high school and a great teammate in hockey.
after he went into the marines. I only seen him at Donee's place at forest lake and he stopped by my workplace about 5 years ago. we talked about the old days for about 4 hours. He was always happy. the time I remember most was when the two of us wanted some time to clean our cars. So we intentionally walked out of school 3 times before some one finally caught us and we were suspended for 3 days. It did not work our well our parent had to get us back in. You will be missed Ken, but not forgotten
May God keep you in His loving arms and help you through this sad time. Ken will be missed by all who knew him. Bruce and Seeri (Johnson) Thompson
Dear Ann and family. We were all saddened by the news about Ken. We will always remember his smiling face and kind words to us through the years.He was always happy to share a story with us when we saw him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The Dzurnak Family
Life is so precious and short. I went to high school with Ken and wish I could have kept in contact with him over the years since then. He was a remarkable person and I am proud to have known him. Rest in peace until me meet again.
ANN WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS KEN WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND A WONDERFUL PERSON. ONE OF THE KINDEST AND NICEST PERSONS I HAVE EVER KNOWN. DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY JOE AND COLEEN PIASCIK
It is with our sincere sympathy that we send our condolences to the Burnett Family. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. God bless.
Grace Verstraete & family <3
Condolence to you Ann, and the family. I went to school with Ken so sorry to hear. Gayle (Williams) McAlister
Ann and Family. We will all miss Kenny. He was the kindest and most thoughtful person. You are all in our hearts. Al and Mary Lockrem and family
To the Burnett Family;
I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Ken but as a former Recon Marine I want to forward my prayers to his family. May God Bless you all and find a way to ease this loss and may he be in Gods Light.
Jim Gooch 3rd Recon 1963-1964
Kenny's smile will always be in our hearts. His gentle spirit will forever be remembered. My heart felt prayers to you, Ann, and your family.
I'm very sorry to hear about Ken's passing, we had many, many good times together years ago. "Rest In Peace Ken, Til We Meet Again" God Bless!
My condolences and prayers are being sent to your family. I consider it an honor to have known you. Thank you for your service to our country- May you fly with the Angels my friend.
Ann my deepest sympathies for you and your family.He was a good man and always had something nice to say. May he rest in peace.My prayers are with you and your family. Stay stong and may God bless.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family; Rest In Peace Ken.
R.I.P. Ken. You were a good friend and terrific neighbor, you will be missed. Love, Glen and Stachu
I was so sorry to hear about Ken's passing. My love and prayers are with you and your family.
A man of honor,everday of his life!
My thoughts and prayers to u and your family Ann.
The 1967-68 members of Delta Company 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion who served, fought, and suffered with Ken will always remember him as a trusted and kind U.S. Marine, who was a true friend. As the President of Delta Company, I would like to express our heartfelt loss, to the Burnett family.
To truly understand what Ken went through, I highly recommend that each of you read or study the events of the TET offensive, which occurred in early 1968. The Battle for Khe Sanh, that Ken went through, will give you a true picture of the moral fiber that he was made from.
Good bye my friend, you will be missed by all your fellow Marine Corps buddies.
President Delta Company, 3rd Recon Bn.
Ann, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I feel so fortunate to have had conversations with Kenny over the last several months. We laughed talking of the mischievous things we did as kids growing up and of course shed a few tears. He truly was one of a kind and a faithful friend, he certainly left his mark on my life....Until we meet again good buddy. Dennis & Donna Dean
Dear Ann & family,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you during your time of sorrow.
Jann & Dale Olis
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My love and prayers go out to the Burnett family. My family was very lucky to have met Ken and his family over the past several years. I will always remember those times we have gone camping together and how much fun and laughs we all had. Mr. Ken was a very caring and selfless man, always putting others above himself. May he rest in peace and no longer be of any suffering. As for the Burnett family, stay strong and please let me or my family know if there's anything you may need during this difficult time.
Though I didn't run around with the same group of friends, I have known Ken since elementary school, then junior high and High school. He always had a smile. I'm sorry that the world has lost a kind spirit. My sympathies to the family and may he rest in peace. Sincerely, Betty Innis