Michael L. Birk, 61, Jasper

Michael BirkMichael L. Birk, 61, of Jasper, died Friday (July 18) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper December 21, 1952, to Raymond and Betty (Seng) Birk. He married Martha Berg October 7, 1972, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Mike graduated from Jasper High School in 1970. He attended Vincennes University. He retired from Messmer Mechanical in Jasper and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, the New York Yankees, Cleveland Browns, and Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by his wife Martha; one daughter, Mindy Albright and husband Brady, West Chester, Ohio; one son, Mark Birk and wife Jill (Underhill), Houston, Texas; one grandson,  Jackson Raymond Albright; one sister, Mary (Lisa) Wagner and husband Tom, Jasper; and one brother, Jeff Birk and wife Carol, Indianapolis.

Services at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (July 23) in St. Joseph Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Members of St. Joseph Parish will pray a rosary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church or to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center in Jasper. Condolences may be made at www.Becherkluesner.com.



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