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James A. "Jim" Charbonneau

January 29, 1950 ~ March 15, 2018 (age 68)


James A. “Jim” Charbonneau

James A. “Jim” Charbonneau, 68, Hays, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at HaysMed.

He was born January 29, 1950 in Concordia, Kansas the son of Alfred and Lula (LaBarge) Charbonneau.  He graduated from Concordia High School, Brown Mackie College, and was a retired Certified Public Accountant and a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church.  On May 6, 1989 he was united in marriage to Judith “Judi” Benoit at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Damar, Kansas.  He enjoyed tractors, Ford vehicles, watching baseball, and talking about politics.

Survivors include his wife Judi, of the home, a son; Carey Wise of Olathe, a daughter; Lanell Bailey and husband Steven of Great Falls, MT, two brothers; Darrel Charbonneau and wife Peggy of Wichita and Ray Charbonneau and wife Amber of Dewey, OK, a sister; Lorena Flesher and husband Neal of Hays, three grandchildren; Daylon Ingalls and husband Andrew, Logan Hertel, and Cole Wise, two great grandchildren; Elijah Ingalls and Adalynn Ingalls, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Theresa Powell and Bernice Butler, and a brother-in-law; Marvin Powell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 E. 13th, Hays, with Fr. Jarett Konrade officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Damar.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Monday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Tuesday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A vigil service and rosary will be at 6:00 pm on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested in Jim’s memory to St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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