Louis F. Birkel, 86, of 12791 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, Iowa, died, Saturday, January 5, 2008, at his home.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, Dubuque, where there will be a Wake Service at 4:00 p.m.
Louis was born on May 3, 1921, in Specht’s Ferry, son of Ferdinand and Cecelia (Motsch) Birkel.
He Farmed in Specht’s Ferry his entire life, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish.
Surviving is a sister, Viola Engler, of Dubuque; a brother, Herman (Mary Lou) Birkel, of Dubuque; a special friend, Jane Ferrand, of Dubuque; a brother-in-law, James Hird of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and ten sisters.