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Bernice Kathleen “Bernie” Birzer 1927 - 2021
Bernice Kathleen “Bernie” Birzer 1927 - 2021
Bernice Kathleen “Bernie” Birzer 1927 - 2021

LEAWOOD — Bernice Kathleen “Bernie” Birzer, age 93, of Leawood, Kan. passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at Ridge Crest Nursing Center in Warrensburg, MO.

She was born Aug. 29, 1927 in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Johanning) Birzer.

Bernice was employed as a medical technologist at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City for 42 years and was a member St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo. where she sang in the choir for many years.

Bernice is survived by her sisters Norma Keenan, Victoria, Kan., and Marie (Dr. Ed) Robison, Warrensburg, Mo.; as well as many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Harry Birzer; a sister Caroline Hoffman; a brother-in-law Tony Hoffman; a nephew Terry Keenan; and several great nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Seton Center or the St. Thomas More Music Ministry and can be left in care of Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, 617 North Maguire Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Online condolences may be sent to

Funeral arrangements provided by

Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home 

617 North Maguire Street 

Warrensburg, MO 64093

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 7, 2021