Luella Birkholz, 86, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Bismarck.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Osage Ave, Bismarck, with The Rev. Craig Schweitzer officiating.
Family will greet visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Burial will be at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan.
Luella was born in Streeter, on Sept. 30, 1931, to Emil and Esther (Schwarzwalter) Wieland. Luella was raised on a family farm in Streeter. Luella graduated Streeter high school in 1949 and attended Valley City State College from 1950-51. Luella taught school in Streeter, Napoleon and Hazen. On Dec. 27, 1956, she married Marvin Birkholz. While Marvin was in the service they made their home in Paris, France. They later made their home in Bismarck, where Luella worked for Yegan, Bridgeman, Land O’ Lakes, and Dean Foods from 1959 – 2016.
Luella enjoyed working in her flower garden and visiting with her friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin, Bismarck; son, Tom Birkholz, Bismarck; three brothers, William (Pat) Wieland, Edgerly; Leroy (JoAnn) Wieland, Streeter; Kenneth (Colette) Wieland, Bismarck; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Esther.
Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Luella and sign the online guest book.