Loretta D., nee Waeltz, Birkner, 93, of New Athens, IL; born June 17, 1919 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mrs. Birkner was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL and a member of the Farm Bureau.
She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Carolina, nee Groment, Waeltz, her husband Harold E. “Hap” Birkner and two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her children – Barbara (Ronald) Juergens of Bolingbrook, IL; Eugene (Patricia) Birkner of Woodstock, IL; Donald (Caroline) Birkner of New Athens, IL; Ronald (Karen) Birkner of New Athens, IL. 11 grandchildren. 19 great grandchildren. 2 great great grandchildren.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Entombment will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum in Belleville, IL.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Passages Hospice or St. John United Church of Christ.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.