David A. Birtciel
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David A Birtciel, 65, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Friday afternoon, March 22, 2013 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born June 22, 1947 in Emporia, KS to Donald and Edna Birtciel. He graduated from Madison High School in Madison, KS. David served his country in the US Air Force for 4 years, 1 year of which was in Vietnam. He went on to become a USDA Food Inspector and retired after 39 years.
David is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary. Together they had three children, Heather Jones of Leawood, KS, Heidi Mueller, and husband John, of Leawood, KS, and Tyler Birtciel, and wife Ashley, of Rogersville, MO. He is also survived by his mother, Edna Birtciel of Madison, KS; and four grandchildren (Mary Grace Jones, Sloane Mueller, Bailey and Cash Birtciel).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David Birtciel Memorial Fund at Blu Current Credit Union, 1770 W Sunset, Springfield, Missouri 65807. The fund will be used to help with daughter, Heather's travel expenses to/from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is currently fighting Stage 4 breast cancer.
A celebration for life will be at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with a memorial visitation from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. before the service. Inurnment with full military honors will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery.
Greenlawn Funeral Home East - Springfield
3540 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65809
Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 26, 2013