Herb Burnett, 70, passed away unexpectedly at home in Park City where he and his wife have lived since 1998. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a hard rock miner for 40 years in the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota and Stillwater Mine in Absarokee, Montana.
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He was an avid sportsman enjoying both hunting and fishing; he often floated the Yellowstone River. He enjoyed riding and building motorcycles. He was handy in everything he did, taking a bare two acres of ground and turning it into a home by himself and with the help of wonderful friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Patti and stepson Brian Koester (Heather) and their three sons Justin, Kyle, and Evan. He is survived by his parents Herbert L. Burnett, Sr. and stepmother Hazel. He is survived by his sister Paula (Ralph), half brothers Brian (Jean) and Craig (Joan). Herb is survived by his brother-in-law Randy Lewis (Lori) and children, countless friends and mining partners.
He will be cremated and a military ceremony at Yellowstone National Cemetery is being planned for a later date. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.smithfuneralchapels.com.