Condolence: I responded to the first fire call in my life with Jim. It was my 1st day of work at the department and Jim's response to my work that day was one word "Mercy". Jim later became a mentor to me and always looked out for me. I always enjoyed Jim's company and his under the breath humor. He was quite funny and told interesting stories. Jim will be missed but I will never forget him! Thanks Birkinsha family for sharing him.
Condolence: Dale was a very good friend of Jim's, had very good times all thru Jim' life, working at the Hilltop, fighting fires, living with him while at the fire station. When Dale first started working at the fire station, he lived with Jim and Helen home in south Atchison. They were very close. He will be greatly miss.
Condolence: I want to express my sympathies to the Birkinsha family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that one day you'll have the hope of seeing your loved ones again. Acts 24:15 says that "there is going to be a resurrection." What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. During difficult times like this, we need comfort, and Almighty God is the source of that comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May you find strength in knowing that death is not the end, but that there is a beautiful hope of seeing our loved ones again at a time when "death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4)
Condolence: What a true gentleman! Always with a kind of half smile on his face. I have been praying for him and his family for many months. While it makes my heart sad for him to go, it is with joy I know he is now reunited with his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.