Frank Edwin Burwell, Jr., 93, Leavenworth, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.
Frank Edwin Burwell, Jr., 93, Leavenworth, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. He was born May 28, 1925, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of Franklin and Marjorie (North) Burwell.
He was a lifelong resident of Leavenworth County and proud graduate from Jarbalo High School in 1943.
Frank was married to his wife, Barbara for 58 years. She lovingly cared for him and survives at home. He is also survived by a daughter, Rhonda Ecker and husband, Mark, Wrentham, Massachusetts; and a son, Frank and wife, Robyn, Phillipsburg, Kansas; a grandson, Nathan, Kansas City, Missouri. Frank was especially close to his cousins, Virginia Seymour, Leavenworth and James Throop, Denver, Colorado.
After a stint in the Navy during WWII, Frank worked at Munson Army Hospital as Assistant Patient Administrator where he was named Boss of the Year in 1974. He later retired and volunteered at the Leavenworth Assistance Center for 15 years.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents.
He was an accomplished baseball player and lifelong Kansas City Royals fan. Frank was a member of Sacred Heart and Saint Casmir churches. He loved quail hunting and fishing with his father, son and friends. He enjoyed hunting behind his dad’s accomplished bird dogs. He was also a gardener and shared this with many friends and family members. He was grateful to his many neighbors both in the country and here in Leavenworth and will be missed by those who knew him.
A memorial mass will be held at a date next spring or summer. Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Leavenworth or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements in care of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.