Stella Marie Ditter Birschbach, age 90, went to her heavenly home on Sat. March 23, 2013 at the St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac. She was born on August 6, 1922 in Taycheedah, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Mand) Ditter. On May 30, 1946 she married Clemens Birschbach and he preceded her in death on October 13, 1982.
They farmed in Mt. Calvary for most of their married life, where they were active at Holy Cross Church. Stella enjoyed baking especially cookies and sending care packages to her grandchildren
They were blessed with five children Louis (Ginny) Birschbach of Armstrong, Linda (Steve) Koenigs of Marytown, Thomas (Elizabeth) Birschbach of New Holstein, Mary Jo (Jerry) Scannell of Eden, and Kathy (David) Elwing of Woodbridge, VA. Stella had 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters and brothers Alice (Ralph) Sabel, Ray (Ethel) Ditter, Alvin (Jane) Ditter and Joan Ditter, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clem, and her brothers Harold, Bill and Clarence.
Visitation will be Wed. March 27th from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM at the St. Agnes Hospital Chapel, 430 E. Division St. Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 AM at the chapel. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mt Calvary. Memorials are appreciated to the St. Francis Home.
The family of Stella Birschbach wishes to thank the staff of St. Francis Terrace Serenity Circle, and St. Francis Home for their wonderful care and for making Stella feel at home for the past four years.
Twohig Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are at www.twohigfunerals.com.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Mar. 25, 2013