Jimmie Edward "Pete” Birk,75, passed away at 7:54 p.m. on June 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Pete was born on August 20, 1942, in Newton, IL; son of George and Nellie (Stanley) Birk. He married Linda Mulvaney on October 24, 1959, in Lincoln, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving Pete is his son: Ed (Lisa) Birk of Lincoln, IL; two grandchildren: Whitney (Josh) Birk and Brian (Abby) Birk also of Lincoln; one brother: Gilbert (Sandy) Birk of Lincoln, IL; one sister-in-law: Verna Birk of Clinton, IL; one brother-in-law: Lawrence Jones of Lincoln, IL. Pete was preceded by his parents and his siblings: Hobert Birk, Patricia Calvo, Linda Smith, Eloise Jones, Katie Lee, and Benny Birk.
Pete worked until his retirement as an engineer at Lincoln Developmental Center and was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship. He was a United States Army veteran.
Services for Pete will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Larry Crawford officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the service, where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #263. Memorials may be made in Pete’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Memorial Home Hospice.
The family would like to thank the nurses at Memorial Home Hospice for their loving care they provided to Pete.