BIRKEL-Richard L., age 81 years, Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Ben and Kate Birkel; brother, James L. Birkel; granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Birkel. Survived by wife, Alice M. Birkel; children and spouses, Mary Alice and Scott Newquist, Universal City, TX, Kathleen and Jeff Rayl, Richard and Maureen Birkel, all of Denver, CO, Bernie and Steve Larsen, Omaha, Ben and Maureen Birkel, Knoxville, TN, Bill and Jackie Birkel of Omaha, Jean and Doug Schuller of Saginaw, MI; 17 grandchildren; sister, Betty Lou Birkel; sister-in-law, Harriet Birkel, both of Omaha; nieces and nephews. Vigil Service Sun., 7:30 PM, St. James Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial Mon., 10 AM, St. James Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with full Military Honors by Benson VFW Post #2503. Memorials to St. James Building Fund, Propagation of the Faith, or Catholic Relief Society. The family will receive friends Sun., 2-4 PM at the West Center Chapel, and after 6:30 PM at Church.
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