CAPE GIRARDEAU - Edwin F. Birk, 94, passed away Aug. 25, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born April 16, 1911, at Tilsit, Mo., son of Otto J. and Freda Lange Birk, he was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit.
On Feb. 4, 1934, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, he married Alma Fluegge. They were married 64 years when she passed away April 22, 1998.
Edwin and Alma moved to Charleston, Mo., after marriage. He was a farmer and cattleman in Charleston and Tilsit, Mo., and Tamms, Ill. A member of the Concordia Lutheran Church at Sikeston, he served on numerous boards including the building committee when Concordia was built. In 1965, Edwin and Alma moved to Gordonville where they were active members of the Christ Lutheran Church.
Edwin served on the board of education for Lusk, Diehlstadt and Kelly schools for 20 years and was on the board when Kelly School was built. Also he served on the Scott County Farm Bureau Board for nine years and was active in Scott County 4-H.
Loving survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Shirley Birk of Tamms, Roy and Judy Birk of Charleston, Larry and Gretchen Birk of Tamms and David and Alana Birk of Lenexa, Kan.; two daughters and sons-
in-law, Ellen and John Lorberg and Joyce and Allen Clark of Gordonville; one sister, Viola Sides, formerly of Jackson; 14 grandchildren, Charles Jr., Gary, Gregory, Daryl, Tim and Matt Birk, Jeff Lorberg, Andrew Clark, Gene Oxford, Jennifer Birk-Cook, Sarah Lorberg, Rhonda and Ashley Birk and Katie Clark; and 20 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. today until time for services at 2 p.m. today at the Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville with the Rev. Gary Hoffstetter officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of the McCombs Funeral Home of Jackson.
Memorials may be made to:
Christ Lutheran Building Fund
in care of
Christ Lutheran Church
248 Albert Lane
Gordonville, MO 63752
the charity of the