Cover photo for Charles "Charley" Robert Burns's Obituary
Charles "Charley" Robert Burns Profile Photo

Charles "Charley" Robert Burns

September 16, 1949 — July 9, 2021

Charles "Charley" Robert Burns

Charles “Charley” Robert Burns, age 71, of Mankato passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Northview – North Mankato Mortuary. Burial, with military honors, will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Charley was born on September 16, 1949 to Robert and Marguerite (Connelly) Burns in Mankato, Minnesota. Charley was an Army veteran and served in the Vietnam war. He graduated from Mankato State with a degree in Law Enforcement, and served for over 30 years in the law enforcement field. His hobbies included camping, rodeos, and any horse related activity. Charley especially enjoyed spending time with his children and his grandchildren.

Charley is survived by his wife, Debra Burns; children, Casey (Leslie) Burns, Andrew (Amanda) Burns, Alex (Jeannie) Burns, Rodney (Kyra) Whight, and Katelyn (Drew) Whight; sister, Jane (Allen) Nelson; grandchildren, Lydia, Parker, and August Burns, and Barrett Whight. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Jim Burns.

Past Services


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Dr, North Mankato, MN 56003

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 36

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree