OBITUARY: Beaufort: Leo Henry Birke (July 9, 1923 - May 3, 2012)

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Leo Birke, 88, of Beaufort, Mo. passed away on Thurs., May 3, 2012.

He is survived by five sons, John Birke, Leroy Birke, Norman Birke and wife Sharon, Carl Birke and wife Victoria, and Joseph Birke, all of Beaufort; three daughters, Carol Lenau and husband Joseph of Beaufort, Mary Gutting and husband Douglas of Jacksonville, Fl., and Lisa Pope and husband Gregory of Union; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by one brother, Paul Birke of Union.

Visitation will be held on Sun., May 6, 2012 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union.

Funeral mass will be held Mon., May 7, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Church, Neier with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Union FFA Alumni or masses.



Our sympathies go out to the Birke family.

Kevin and Kaylin Bade