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James L. Burchfiel

James L. Burchfiel, age 79, of Concordia, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020, at Mt. Joseph Senior Village, Concordia. He was born on August 6, 1941, in Concordia, Kansas, to John and Viola (Jennings) Burchfiel, Sr.
James attended Concordia Catholic Schools while growing up.
He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.
He married Dixie Waite. To this marriage three children were born, Mark, Sharon, and Tina. They later divorced.
James worked for Boogaarts and then Scrivner Food Distribution Center in Concordia until they closed.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by son, Mark Burchfiel (Pam), Minot, N.D.; two daughters, Tina Engle (Jeff) Kansas City, Sharon Klima (Ryan), Concordia, Kan.; 13 grandkids, Logan, Kendra, Landon, Kirsten, Kayla, Hayden, Ryah, Brant, Breawna, Brooklyn, Bobby, Garrett and Kody; three great-grandkids, Sophea, Ivie and Remy; two brothers, Dennis Burchfiel, Concordia, Kan., Bob Burchfiel, Wichita, Kan.; sister, Mary Lou Jensen, Ft. Collins, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola, a brother, Daniel H., and John Roland Burchfiel, Jr.
Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will take place at a later time.
The family suggests memorials to James L. Burchfiel memorial fund in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit


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