HERBERT LEE BURNETT
Herbert Lee Burnett
passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at home.
Herb was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Jefferson County, Iowa. He was raised on a
farm near Libertyville and graduated from Fairfield High School. He met and married Dorothy Jean Scott in 1951, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. They had three children. Dorothy passed in 2012. Their years together were spent farming just north of Libertyville.
He loved playing cards, watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their sporting events, farming and spending time camping with his family. He was a talented wood worker. He served on the Libertyville Savings Bank board of directors for many years, was on the founding board for Libertyville Housing, 4-H leader and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. Herb belonged to the Libertyville Travel Club for many years and camped at the Iowa State Fair for over 50 years.
Herb is survived by his daughter, Marcia (Calvin) Snead; and son, Steve (Jill) Burnett. Also, his grandchildren, Mike (Shelly) Burnett, Michelle Burnett, Carrie (Eric) Engle, Callie Snead, and Sydney, Colton and Blake Burnett; great-grandchildren, David and Dagan Burnett, Kaitlyn, Jaron and Jacen Blomme, and Cole and Coty Engle; and daughter-in-law, Ann Burnett.
Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Burnett; son, Robert Burnett; granddaughter, Cassie Snead; great-grandson, Derek Robinson; and siblings, Martha and Robert Burnett and Margery Mankins.
Per Herb's wishes, a private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church of Libertyville or Fairfield Trojan Booster Club and can be mailed to Marcia Snead, 2239 Hemlock Ave., Batavia, IA 52533.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.behnerfh.com.