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John William "Jack" Burtness


1947 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
John William "Jack" Burtness Obituary
JOHN "JACK" WILLIAM BURTNESS Age 68, passed away on September 26, 2016 in Victorville, California. He was born on December 16, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Orvald and Dorothy (Valgren) Burtness. Jack and his family moved to California where he graduated from Corona High School in 1967. After high school, Jack joined the Navy, serving on the Bennington and the Constellation during his two tours in Vietnam. He eventually went to work for Fleetwood Enterprises as a Production Engineer. He was on the road most of his career building manufactured housing plants across the U.S. retiring in 2008. Jack married Sandra in 1980 in Upland, California. They were happily married for 36 years. Jack was a lifetime member of the VFW and, in his retirement, enjoyed being a member of the Apple Valley Gun Club. Jack loved dune buggying at Glamis, going out on his boat, fishing, woodworking, and traveling all over the world with his wife. Jack is survived by his wife Sandra; daughter Jennifer Burtness; step-son Jeff (Teri) Dooley; sisters Linda Lemcke, Char (Mark) Morton, Janey (Tony) Gress, Mae Burtness; brothers Butch (Pam) Burtness, Brad (Brianne) Burtness; grandchildren Brandon (Mandy) Dooley, Jeremy Dooley, Alyssa Dooley; his numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. He is also survived by his mother, Dorothy. A committal service with military honors, will be held at Riverside National Cemetery Monday, October 10th at 12:30 P.M. Staging Area 3.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2016
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