Obituary of Elizabeth J. Birnstihl
Elizabeth “Bette” J. Birnstihl, age 93, of Adrian, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born June 3, 1927, in Blackduck, MN to Paul and Elizabeth Ann (Falls) Haluptzok. On September 3, 1949, she married George W. Birnstihl in Bemidji, MN, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1996. She attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN, earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at Bemidji State College, attended Colgate University in New York and earned her Master’s Degree at Siena Heights College. Bette was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the CCW, NCCW, was a Eucharistic Minister and was active in the ministry to the sick. She was also a member of the LCRSP, MEA, and NEA. Bette devoted her life to her teaching career and her church.
Bette is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Steve (Pat) Mills, Scotland (Rochelle) Mills, Susan Allen, Jacqueline (Mike) Wedberg, Kristin Mills, Georgeana "Gigi" Zubke, Jacquelyn Leucht, and other nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, George, she was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, three brothers, four sisters, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Campus with Fr. Michael Newman as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Campus one hour prior to the funeral service.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul’s. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.
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