Mercedes "Merce" Birch, of Elmhurst, entered heaven on Oct. 29, 2008, after a courageous short battle with cancer. Born July 28, 1920, in St Louis, MO and beloved wife of the late Arthur Birch, she is survived by son, Jim (Pam) Birch of St. Charles; daughters, Linda (Wayne) Minde of Chandler, AZ, Jan (Jim) Anders of Villa Park, Judy (Jim) Letz of Marietta, GA and Lisa (Andrew) Tomlinson of Crystal Lake; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two wonderful brothers-in-law and one wonderful sister-in-law; and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 Butterfield Rd., Lombard, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army, 15415 Summit Ave., Villa Park, IL or Disabled American Vets, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Published in the Chicago Tribune on 10/31/2008
1 Mercedes "Merce" Birch, b. July 28, 1920, in St Louis, MO, d. Oct. 29, 2008, Elmhurst, IL Arthur Birch