Burnett, Marc


Died: September 20, 2012

Marc Victor Burnett, 59, died Thursday, September 20, 2012 at his home surrounded by loving family.

He was born at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois the son of Victor and Patricia (Vannice) Burnett on February 3, 1953.

Marc married Ann Powers on February 25, 1984; she survives. Marc and Ann have two sons: Ty Michael and Van Powers Burnett. Also surviving are five brothers, Rick, Terry, Kelly (Anita), Chris (Connie), Johnny (Susan); and four sisters, Viki, Lisa, Val (Dave Berry), and Jenny (Bob Parkhurst). He also had numerous nieces and nephews in a growing, loving, extended family. He was preceded in death by one brother, Patrick.

Marc was the Director of Marketing for the Peoria Civic Center since September of 2000. During his tenure, Marc was “the face” of the Peoria Civic Center and was an integral part of bringing to life the Broadway Theatre Series, WorldFest (an extension of the Cultural Diversity Committee) and many community organizations. Among those were the W.D. Boyce Council of Boy Scouts of America, WCBU Associate Board of Directors, On-Air volunteer for WTVP and in a variety of capacities for ICC, Peoria Players, and Corn Stock theatres. Marc was a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at Holy Family Church, and active in Cursillo and TEC. He was the Founder of the Peoria Civic Center Student Advisory Program.

Music was a focal point in Marc’s life and he shared that love with family and friends. His musical talent and performances touched countless lives, ranging from basement jams and recordings, to original music scores for family weddings, and festival performances as the Burnett Family Singers.

Marc was an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast. He was particularly fond of Long’s Peak and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also coached several youth sports teams for nearly a decade.

His sense of humor and exuberance endeared him to friends around the world. Those closest to him will lovingly remember his one-word outlook on life: “Bueno!”

Visitations will be held at Holy Family Church on Sunday, September 23 from 4-8 pm, and on Monday, September 24 from 9:30 -10:30 am. A funeral Mass will be officiated by the Franciscan Friars at Holy Family Church on Monday, September 24 at 10:30 am.

Memorials may be made to the Burnett Scholarship Fund - W.D. Boyce Council, BSA, (through Commerce Bank), Holy Family Church, or cause of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.wrightandsalmon@aol.com.

Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL
Phone: (309) 688-4441