Ziegler Funeral Chapel

In 1923 this business was opened at 1503 Second Ave. under the name of the Campbell-Strain Funeral Home. This was the first purpose-built funeral establishment in Dodge City.
In 1926 the business was bought by J.C. Dunsford whose family had deep roots in the funeral business. Dunsford’s not only served the community in funeral service, but also in providing the community with ambulance service. They were the leading funeral establishment for years. They then retired and sold the business to James and Sadie Barber in 1958. The ambulance service was transferred to the City of Dodge City in 1967. This allowed them to channel their energies to concentrate on the funeral business. They served a large area of Southwest Kansas.
The Barber’s sold the business to Gordon Brantley and Doyal Schroeder in 1974. They then sold the business to Michael Burkhart in July of 1976.
Michael Burkhart Established Burkhart Funeral Chapel at its current location at 1901 N. 14th Ave. in January of 1976. To this day it is the only local funeral establishment all on one level and the largest chapel in the area. In 1988 Mr. Burkhart decided to install a crematory at the facility, which was the only crematory in Western Kansas. To this day we serve families and other funeral directors in the area with cremation services. In 1978 the Burkhart Funeral Chapel added the facility in Cimarron, Kansas, thus expanding the area of service. Mr. Burkhart was a forward thinker and always found ways to serve the families better.
In 2001 Mr. Burkhart semi-retired, and sold his business to his brother-in-law, Phillip Ziegler and his wife, Trisha. They have continued the business with professional, dignified service. Through the years they have continued to make improvements to the facilities and service to the community. In January, 2016 they purchased the funeral homes in Bucklin and Minneola from H.T. “Ted” Minnis, III. This allows the Ziegler’s to expand their service to other communities and allow a continuation of service. The provenance of service has exceeded over 90 years by these professionals.

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102 N. Main Street
Cimarron , KS 67835 

620-855-2465 (Main)
620-225-6866 (Fax)

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