Harriet M. Birkel
October 29, 1931 – January 21, 2022
The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 25th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, January 26th at 10am, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family to Autism education-driven charities..
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Harriet M. Birkel was born on October 29, 1931 and passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 in Omaha, NE. She was an accomplished teacher, loving mother and grandmother, and cherished sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. She leaves behind her loving children, James L Birkel (wife: Hope Birkel), and Laura L Kocher (husband: Walter Kocher); grandchildren: Lukas James, James Benjamin, and Emily Jo Ann; many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H Birkel; her brothers, Jack Lawrence and his wife Bonnie Lawrence, and Clyde Lawrence, Jr. and his wife, Betty Lawrence; sister, Audra L. Mellis; nephews John Lawrence and Mark Lawrence.