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Jim Kirchoff

Jim L. Kirchoff

Saturday, October 12th, 1929 - Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Garden City- Jim L. Kirchoff, 89, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City. He was born on October 12, 1929 at Chanute the son of Louis Franklin & Maude Marie (Chance) Kirchoff. He married Joan Demoret on September 24, 1954 at Jetmore. They shared their lives together for 64 years.

Jim attended schools in Mullinville and Bushton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the Army Corp of Engineers at Fort Bragg. After his discharge he moved to Jetmore and worked for Northern Natural Gas. In 1960 they moved to Garden City where he was a welder for Henkle Drilling and Butler Industries, which later became Oswalt Manufacturing. Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church of Garden City and formerly belonged to Harry H. Renick American Legion Post # 9 and the Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed racing with his son and grandson, KU Football and Basketball, trips with his wife on their Harley Davidson, drawing and building things out of metal. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother- Robert Kirchoff and Grandson- Aaron Kirchoff.

He is survived by his Wife- Joan Kirchoff, 3 Sons- John & Barbara Kirchoff of Hermitage, Tennessee, Jack & Sandra Kirchoff and Jerry & Julie Kirchoff both of Garden City, Daughter- Linda Jo & Lyle Befort of Sublette, Brother- Donald Kirchoff of Hutchinson, 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM Friday, April 12, 2019 at First United Methodist Church with Rev Tod Anthony officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery with Military Rites by Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard and American Legion District 8 Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to Davita Dialysis Center or First United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620-276-3219
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August and Bev Magnuson

Posted at 08:31am
We were so sorry to hear about Jim,we just heard,our prayers are with you Joan.

Brett Nelson

Posted at 10:22am
The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.”

~Proverbs 20:7 We get to witness this truth daily, working with the Kirchoff family. May The peace of God rest on you all.--- Burtis Motors family.

Dean Gomez

Posted at 09:06pm
Sorry to hear about your loss, prayers are with you and your family's.
Dean Gomez & Family

Ryan Kirchoff

Posted at 05:28pm
I love you Grandpa. Its hard to believe your no longer here. No more smiles, laughs and giggles. No more talking about KU sports, or racing, or just life in general. I am thankful for the time I got to spend with you and all that you did for me. I am thankful you are no longer in pain, but I wish I could talk to you one more time. I love you! We will meet again someday.

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