Marie Birkner

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Marie L. Birkner, nee Herpin, 99, of Belleville, IL, formerly of St. Louis, MO, born August 3, 1921, in Lenzburg, IL, died Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Keystone Place at Richland Creek, O’Fallon, IL

In her earlier years, Mrs. Birkner had worked as a bookkeeper and a real estate agent. She was a former member of Redeemer United Church of Christ, St. Louis, MO.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Howard J. Birkner, whom she married on July 12, 1942, and who died on December 27, 1997; her parents, Gustave and Louisa, nee Serth, Herpin; a brother, Edward Herpin; a sister, Alma Meyer; and a cousin and dear friend, Elmer Sterthman.

Surviving are her niece, Gayle Theis; a cousin, Carol Sterthman; and great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Dr. Joseph Scheets officiating

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Marie Birkner

Sondra & Jim Meyer said : Guest Report Jul 14, 2021 at 8:17 AM

Please accept our sympathy on behalf of my mother, Ruth, Marie's childhood neighbor & friend. Ruth will be 101 in Oct.

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Edith Stritzel said : Guest Report Jul 14, 2021 at 12:09 AM

We are very sorry to hear about Marie. Accept our sympathy. I always enjoyed visiting with her we were neighbors over 50 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Thomas and Edith Stritzel


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