On Monday, October 17th, 2022, God called one of his strongest soldier’s home. Colton Joseph Burman, or Pistol as Grandpa Jack liked to call him, blessed us with a beautiful 25 short years. Gracing us with his presence on December 28th, 1996, it was never a dull moment from that point forward.
He had a sense of humor that was out of this world and could make anyone laugh with some of the most random things he’d say or do. His smile most definitely lit up every room he walked in to. From the time he was born, there was mischief to be had. His cousin Rachel and him were always getting into some sort of trouble—a bond that remained close all the way up until his departure. He was always tearing stuff apart, just to put it back together again. Colton would spend most summers and weekends with his dad, Cody. He’d bring random animals’ home that he had found, and it drove his mom nuts.
Colton had a tremendous love for dirt bikes, loved to fish, and mechanicing on all his pickups, he had a true passion for the cowboy way of life, and enjoyed partaking in brandings. His biggest pride in life was his family and he tried so many times to be the glue that held it all together after his grandpa Bob passed away. Colton shared a very close relationship with Grandpa Bob—they always found ways to pick on grandma. His sister, Shelby, and him were very close and had a bond that was unbreakable. When he became an uncle to Taylee Jo, it was the highlight of his life, there was no question when she came into this world, he had a new partner in crime. I’ve never seen him more proud of anything. He was so looking forward to buying her first dirt bike, taking her fishing, and showing her all the things, a proud uncle would. He wholeheartedly loved that little girl.
For the past 6 months, Colton lived in Sidney, moving in with Hunter and working at Sidney Sugars as a welder. Although biologically Hunter was his cousin, he was more than that to Colton. They were brothers, creating chaos from the time they were very little. While living in Sidney, his Auntie Kay played a very influential role in his life. She was there for him in every way she could be, from offering advice to sending him home with a bunch of snacks for his lunchbox.
I bet Grandpa was waiting with open arms my brother. Fly high, free of your pain. We’ll see you again someday. A beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Colton Joseph is survived by his mom, Sherry and stepdad Mike (Miles City, MT); his dad Cody (Jen) Burman (Alzada, MT);siblings, big sister Shelby and niece Taylee (Miles City);brother Wyatt (Glendive, MT), Dusty Burman & Dally Burman (Alzada, MT) ; grandma Kathy Chapweske (Miles City); grandparents Jack and Sandy Burman (Glendive); cousins Hunter (Shyanne) Nice (Sidney, MT), Rachel, Amanda, Cassie, Michael, Danny, Jacob, and Payden; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Colton is preceded in death by his grandpa, Bob Chapweske, great grandma Helen Mann and many of his close friends who he cherished.
A memorial service will be held at the Ranch at a later date.