Lois M. Birch

Lois M. Birch

November 19, 1924 – March 19, 2018

Lois Marie Birch, 93, of Omaha, passed away on March 19, 2018. She was born on the family farm near Cortland, NE, to George and Emma (Boesiger) Heckman. She received a BS in Biology from Doane College and a Master of Pediatric Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII and taught pediatric nursing at Lincoln General Hospital before she became a mother. She was a longtime volunteer at UNMC, member of PEO Chapter BX, devoted and loving mother, grandmother and wife.

Preceded in death by, husband, Guy J. Birch; brother, Alvin Heckman; son-in-law, Fred Floyd.  Survived by children: Richard Birch (Patty), Ann Birch, and Patricia Birch (Roger Bruhn); grandchildren, Christopher Birch (Kristina) and James Birch (Valerie); five great-grandchildren; brother, Leland Heckman; nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE:  Friday, March 30th, 10am at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific, Omaha.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or The Salvation Army.




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