Laura Birk

Saturday, September 6, 2003

Laura D. Birk, 97, of St. Louis died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003.

She was born Oct. 9, 1905, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of W.F. and Anna Brunke Bender. She married Reman Birk, who preceded her in death.

Birk had been a member of Parent Teachers Association and Ladies Aid Society. She had lived in St. Louis since 1952.

Survivors include a son, Raymond (Betty) Birk of Florissant, Mo.; a daughter, Marge (Roy) Volker of St. Peters, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Bender and Irma Gillula of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Arthur (Mary Jo) Bender of Cape Girardeau; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Olga Bender, and a brother, Walter Bender.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. until time of service.

The Funeral Solution in Florissant is in charge of arrangements.