In Memory

Emil Birkenheier

Emil Birkenheier

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11/17/13 03:48 PM #1    

Donna Dullin (Nemanic)

Emil was a neighbor of mine.  His family lived in a brick bungalow on Ashland which was similar to our house.  Our house faced Dempster but our driveway emptied onto Ashland.  As his father had a tuckpointing company, their family home was always neatly and beautifully bricked.  Sometimes, he would amble over and shoot baskets as we had a hoop on our garage.  Once, we went to the movies together at the "Varsity" theatre.  At the time I knew him, he went to St. George - the Catholic boys High School. 

By chance, I was in Evanston selling my father's home at the time of Emil's passing sometime in June of 2007.  I heard about his death from the neighbors.


Here is his obituary. 

Birkenheier Jr., Emil J. age 61, of Glenview, suddenly. President, Birkenheier Tuckpointing, Inc. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Wieczorek), dear father of Lisa (Ken) Burmeister, Heather (Michael) Koehler, Sarah (Brad) Romero and Jill (fiance Adam Evans), loving grandfather of Heather, Brooke, Libby, Gabby and Emma, fond brother of Robert (Janice), Lorraine and Gerald (Sue). Visitation Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m., at Haben Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie. Funeral Friday, 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home, for Mass, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St., (at Church St.), Glenview. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orchard Village, 7660 Marmora Ave., Skokie, IL, 60077.

11/22/13 11:07 PM #2    

Suzanne Blumenfeld (Zipkoff)

Emil was my first love. We were together part of sophomore year, and junior and senior year. I have wonderful memories of our time together. So glad that I got to talk to him and Pat at our last reunion. He will be missed. 

09/05/14 09:56 PM #3    

Susan Burns (Bangs)

I remember Emil and his brother, Bob, as being great dancers at Plant Room.


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