Feb. 15, 1921 - April 23, 2013
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NILES - Alma Bierwagen passed into the arms of her Lord on April 23, 2013. Alma was born February 15, 1921, in Cloverport, KY. She was the youngest and was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 3 sisters, her parents, Mary & Andrew Burke, and her husband, Bert Bierwagen. Alma moved to the Michiana area in 1939 and married Bert Bierwagen in 1957. Travel, Dinner Shows, & gardening were the things she enjoyed the most. Alma worked for Clements Trucking & Simplicity Patterns. She was a devoted Catholic & a member of St. Mary's Parish in Niles, MI. Alma's special calling was the Christian Service where she scheduled volunteers & helped distribute food. Alma was a wonderful wife & a beloved aunt. She is survived by her nieces & nephews: Pat Burke, Andrew Burke, Juanita Nelson, Bob Bierwagen and Leland Edwards IN, James Hoctel WI, Roseann Gordon NC, Cheryl Getta NY, Marcella Schellhase MO, Lennie Bierwagen, Connie Bierwagen, David Bierwagen and Daniel Ridens MI, Susan Marvel, Mary Cox, and Beverly Bierwagen FL. There are also great-nieces & nephews. Alma is also survived by her sister-in-law & dear friend, Marilyn Bierwagen. Your friends and family will miss you!!! Viewing will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles, MI, April 30. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Church May 1, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Alma's name to the Christian Service Center at St. Mary's Church, Niles, MI.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 28, 2013