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.
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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 www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 412 North 7th Garden City, Ks 67846 620-276-3219