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Clinton “CL” Loy (Ross) Burger
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Netawaka, KS

Clinton “CL” Loy (Ross) Burger, 45, of Netawaka, previously of Hoyt; gained his freedom from cancer on July 4th, 2022 at the University of Kansas St. Francis Campus in Topeka, Kansas. 

He was born February 26th, 1977 in Belleville, Kansas; the son of William Burger and Belinda (Diamond) Kneisler. 

CL attended Mankato Grade School along with Buhler and Manhattan School Districts. CL graduated from Royal Valley High School in 1995. 

He married Linda A. Hittle on November 7th, 1998, they remained married until May of 2020. This union gave them 3 children Jayme Conover August 17, 1997; Colby Burger February 16, 2000; and Zachery Burger September 28th, 2001.

Over the course of CL’s life, he obtained many trades and skills in his work. He worked in landscaping, HVAC, bail bonds, trucking, along with working for Goodyear Tire, KDOT, Long Trucking LLC in Wakarusa, KS, Gourmet Heating & Air in Mayetta, KS and most recently for Jackson County Road and Bridge in the Road Maintenance Department.

CL had a combined 15 years of service between Hoyt and Mayetta Fire Departments. He also served on the Thunder Hill Speedway Fire Crew and Jackson County EMS. 

CL married Angela Keithline on October 17, 2020. Uniting families he gained 2 sons and a daughter. Kenny Smith, Danny Smith, and Katie Keithline. 

His pride came from his kids and grandkids. CL loved coaching and watching them compete in sports, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, spending time with friends and family as well as dirt track racing.

CL had gained many “adoptive” families over the years including his childhood friends and friends of his children. 

He is survived by his wife Angi of the home; Daughter Jayme (Kirby) Conover of Maryville, Mo; Sons Colby (Madison) Burger of Rossville; Zachery (Brailey) Burger of Topeka, Ks. Step Sons Kenny (Alexis) Smith of Netawaka; Danny (Janelle) Smith of Emporia, Ks; and Step-Daughter Katie Keithline of the home. His siblings; Sisters; Liane (Jim) Austin of New Orleans, LA; Bridget (Jason) Fulkerson of Hoyt, Ks; Brothers; Kenneth (Shelly) Kneisler of Wichita, Ks; Jason Ross of Hoyt, Ks and Martin Burger of Hoyt, Ks. Grandkids; Kohlton, Morgan and Kamden Conover; Layla and Payton Smith and with one on the way. His Mother Belinda Kneisler of Mankato, Ks. Mother and Father in-law Carol and Huck Keithline. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and family and friends. 

CL was proceeded in death by his grandfather Clinton J. Burger; Grandfather Henry Diamond; Grandmother Alberta Diamond; Father and Step-Mother William and Kay Burger; his Uncles Charles Douglas and Leon Hall. 

CL will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2022.  Family will greet friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2022 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton, KS. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Arab Shrine Temple of Topeka c/o Mercer Funeral Home, PO. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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