Patricia “Pat” Burchfiel, age 67, died Thurs., Dec. 26, 2013 at Republic Co. Hospital, Belleville. She was born on Jan. 29, 1946 in Concordia, Kan., to Andrew “Hank” & Louisa (Newcomb) Bergstrom.
Pat graduated from Concordia High School. She married Dennis Burchfiel on July 9, 1964 in Concordia. Pat was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and loved to care for her children, grandchildren & great- grandchildren. She made & decorated numerous cakes over the years.
Pat is survived by her husband, Dennis, Concordia; daughters, Brenda Chartier & husband Steve, Clyde; & Jennifer Tholstrup & friend Seth Eubanks, Concordia; sons, Brian Burchfiel & friend Ali Elsasser, Concordia & Jeff Burchfiel & wife Erin; sisters, Shirley Lanoue & husband Gerald; & Valetta “Lou” Collins, both of Concordia; brothers, Andrew “Jake” Bergstrom, Bonner Springs, Kan., & George Bergstrom, Texas; 9 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 am, Mon, Dec. 30, 2013 at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, with the Rev. Dean R. Frazier officiating. Burial will follow the services at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Visitation will be from 12-8 pm with the family greeting friends from 5-6 pm, Sunday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. The family suggest memorials to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit http://www.chaputbuoy.com/.
" To the Burchfiel families, I am sad to read of Pat's death. As you each know, growing up in Concordia it seemed that we knew most families; even if we didn't know each sibling, or the parents. I was born Sept. 1945, so was a year ahead of Pat in school. I graduated class of 1963. I think brother "Andy" as we called him then was in my class if memory serves me; class of 1963. When I finish writing this I will look for a yearbook & try to answer my curiosity. Kale & I married in 1964, so we'll celebrate our 50th wedding in Feb. 2014. We moved from Concordia to Topeka in 1971, then to Emporia in where we have lived since 1983. We have a daughter, Kristine 47 & son Kevin 45; both living here. We have no grandchildren. I would enjoy hearing from you or other classmates if you choose. I remember Pat as a sweet gal! My prayers & deepest sympathy to each of you. Sincerely, Juanita & Kale Bonebrake "