Charles Bierwirth

February 21, 1923January 15, 2013

Bierwirth, Charles E. – Age 89, of Flint, passed away in his sleep peacefully to meet his Lord on January 15, 2013. Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reigle Funeral Home. A Rosary will be prayed 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial will follow at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Bierwirth was born February 21, 1923 the son of the late Charles and Hazel Bierwirth. He was married to Adelia Lewis on September 5, 1946. They had many happy years together until she preceded him in death in May of 1981. He married Helen Dark on October 15, 1983 and she survives him. Mr. Bierwirth served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp during W.W.II. He was a graduate of General Motors Institute and retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a long time member of the Marine Corp. League, SAE, The American Legion and a long time member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. His son John preceded him in death in March of 2004. He leaves his wife of 29 years, Helen, a son Charles in California, daughter Karen (Dave) Mitchell of Flint and daughters Clare and Kristin Lewis of Flushing. He also leaves step-children, Michael Dark of Fenton, Patricia Koehler of Farmington Hills and Mary Dark and Theresa Prince in Arizona. He leaves grandchildren and great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Rosary Thursday, January 17, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 18, 2013

Charles Bierwirth

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Michael Kotarski

January 25, 2013

Charles you were always a quiet pillar of strength and humility in our Carmel walk. You life inspires me even today and when I try to search for words to describe your life I can think of only one person and her words cannot be improved upon, Mother Teresa:
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” – from Mother Teresa's wall

You and your wife and family remain with me in my thoughts and prayers here in Davao Philippines, God Love You, your friend Mike Kotarski ocds.

Anne McAuliffe, OCDS

January 24, 2013

Remembering your great love story today and always.

michael eller

January 23, 2013

you will be missed grandpa chuck , god be with you .