Dick Burchfield
Dick Burchfield
  • August 30, 1940 - June 16, 2017
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Dick Burchfield, 76, passed away on June 16, 2017, surrounded by family. Dick Burchfield was born on August 30, 1940, in Spokane, Washington. He spent most of his childhood in central Nebraska.

Dick enlisted in the military in Central City in 1957 (Army Reserve) became a Marine in 1959, and retired from the Marines in October of 1979.

Dick married Nyla Moyer on June 13, 1987, the love of his life, and they recently celebrated thirty wonderful years of marriage.

Dick loved his family, home, friends, gardening, and giving people a hard time. Known as the “Godfather of Spruce Street” and also the rescuer of many. Proud to be Polish, a Marine, a daddy, a granddad, a storyteller, and co-owner of “Grand Central Station.”

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Dick Burchfield and Irene Swirczek Perry, and brother Nels Perry.

Survivors include his wife, Nyla, children: Andy Burchfield (Twylar Harvell), Lisa Burchfield, Laura Burchfield-Martin, Sheri (Paul) Moss and Michael (Kristen) Douglass, Jr.; brother Andy Perry; sisters Kay Johns and Sam Stokes; grandchildren: Arianna and Lonen George, Richard English, Dillon and Mason Martin, Michael Glantz, Bradley and Patrick Moss, James (Stephanie) Douglass, Billie, Corrinne, and Camden Douglass; Great-grandchildren: Faith and Carson Glantz; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017, 10:00 am with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street Lincoln, NE. wwlincolnfh.com. Memorials to the family.