Bernadette M. Schomburg

Jul 13, 1915 - Jun 21, 2014


Bernadette M. Bir Schomburg, 98, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 9:45 p.m. at Oakbrook Village, in Huntington.

Mrs. Schomburg was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington, and a member of the Rosary Sodality. She was past secretary of Harvest House of Fort Wayne.

She was born July 13, 1915, in Huntington to Paul and Frances Friedman Kilty. She married Paul F. Bir Jr. on Sept. 22, 1938, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1958. She married Oscar Schomburg on Oct. 20, 1967, in Columbia City, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1970.

Survivors include four sons, Jim (Karen) Bir, Tim (Jody) Bir, Pat (Carol) Bir and Doug (Janice) Bir, all of Huntington; six daughters, Sandra (Wes) Smith, of Warren; Karen Whitesell, Kay Campbell and Paulette Stuart, all of Huntington; Cathy (Mike) Pollock, of New Haven; Carol (Phil) Hilligos, of Westminster, SC; four sisters, Ruth West, of Phoenix, AZ; Angeline Schreck, of Porter, TX; Shirley Griffith, of Fort Wayne; and Rosemary Atwell, of Indianapolis; 41 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 23 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 26 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

A rosary service will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 3 p.m., with calling following until 7 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Rev. John Pfister will preside. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Huntington.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, or Cancer Services for Huntington County in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

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