Age 91, of Lansing, Michigan, died November 19, 2015. Born in Lansing, Michigan, September 1, 1924, to Lucy and John Burnett. Stan served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 during WWII serving in the Pacific. He attended MSU and in 1948, joined the Lansing Police Department and after serving 39 years retired as Deputy Chief in 1987. He was a member of the Lansing Police pistol team which competed nationally and he achieved the highest classification, Master, which is an expert marksman. He was extremely proud of his service to his country and the City of Lansing. Stan was an avid golfer, bowler, skier and MSU fan and held season basketball and football tickets for many years. He was active with Old Newsboys, FOP, Elks, and was known as “The Popcorn Man” at the Safety Patrol picnics. He was a member of the Lansing Ski Club and served as President.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, George, Donald and Walter; and 3 sisters, Evelyn Sears, Lucille Dudley and Florence Duncan. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Anne; 3 children, Scott (Lynne), Todd, and Andrea (Ronald) Seyka; 7 grandchildren, Matthew and Jill Burnett, Zachary and Christopher Seyka, and Lauren, Nicole and Mitchell Burnett; and many nieces and nephews. Stan’s first priority was to his family; he loved them deeply and especially enjoyed family outings. Stan’s family wishes to express a special “thank you” to the staffs at Hospice Advantage and Brookdale Delta for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with a lunch to follow. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to the memorial service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Catholic Charities, the Alzheimer’s Association, or Hospice Advantage.