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“I am honored and blessed to have known Jim. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His smile was contagious and he was always...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jim McConville - Centerville, IA

“Goodbye ,to a good friend and a good man . I will miss you Jim . May God Bless you . ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Thomas Sheston - Centerville, IA

“I went to high school with Jim and graduated in 1966. we had many memories of high school. Please accept my condolences. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kendra Ewen Sabol - Cave Creek, AZ

“The memories I have of sleep overs in the apartment above the Seymour square, fried egg sandwiches and diet pepsis in the freezer--even if we didn't...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Angela Stufflebeam - Moravia, IA

“To Jim's family, prayers being said by many of his 1966 classmates. Jim was a good friend to many in school. As we all lost touch with him, it...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Kepler - Webster City, IA

“Sorry to here of Jim's passing. Going to miss him ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Hilpipre - Webster City,, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family in your loss of Jim.Hold tight to your memories for comfort.Lean on your family and friends for...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Patrick and Christa Weise - FL

“Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your memories give you peace. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson

“I remember Jim's big smile! Always a friend! By God's Grace and Mercy we all have new life and a hope that will Last Forever! ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Marcia Foglesong - Centerville, IA

“So sorry to hear about Jim! All are in my thoughts and prayers!God bless,Shirley & family ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley Morlan - Centerville, IA

“So sorry to hear about Jim! All are in my thoughts and prayers! God bless,Shirley & family ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Shirley Morlan - Centerville, IA

“Eleanor and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have a lot of good memories of Jim, Carl and you out at Ted's Retreat. Jim will...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Patti Slavin Richmond - Albia, IA

“Dear Family - please know that I extend the thoughts and prayers from the old farm neighbors (The Leon and Opal Burns Family). I wish to extend our...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Burns Mattly - Corydon, IA

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James Francis Burgin age 69 of Centerville, Iowa, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, from a heart condition and pulmonary fibrosis.

He was born the son of Carl and Eleanor Burgin on December 24, 1946. He attended school in Webster City, Iowa.

He married Diane Caquelin and to this union their daughter, Kelly Lenz was born. They later divorced.

He loved fishing, golf and repairing computers. He was gifted with the ability to form relationships with elderly people.

He had several occupations including truck driver, service manager at a car dealership, salesman, and craftsman.

Jim adored his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was so unselfish in his love and constant gifts to his family that he would have given the last shirt off his back.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Carl H. Burgin; his great granddaughter, Mckinley Breese; and stepsons, Jeff and Greg Caquelin and their mother, Diane Burgin.

He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Lenz (Mike), three granddaughters: Heather Lear {Kenny}, Holly Hilty (Dennis Carroll), Halley Breese (Tanner), and 8 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Eleanor Burgin, and four siblings: Judy Rush, Terry Burgin (Barbara), Dennis Burgin (Carole), and Vicky Habben (Monty) in addition to several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will take place on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 828 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544 with Father Bill Hubmann officiating. A luncheon will be served in the Marian Hall at St. Mary's following mass. Memorials have been established to the family of James Burgin and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at