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Mariana L. Kircher
(July 20, 1927 - March 15, 2011)

Mariana Louise Kircher, 83, of Decatur, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2011 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Wray A. Offermann officiating. Visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Strasburg, IL. Memorials may be given to Lutheran School Association in Decatur or Donor’s Choice.
Mrs. Kircher was born on July 20, 1927 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Charles William and Rose Ann Worland Franc, Sr. She worked for Carson Pirie Scott & Co. in Decatur until her retirement. Marianna was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur. She enjoyed quilting and making wedding cakes. She married Louis Henry Kircher on December 29, 1945 in Chicago, IL. He died on March 2, 1997.

Surviving are her son, Randy (Jean) Kircher of Niantic; daughters, Karen (Louise) Kircher of San Diego, CA, Cheryl (Jay) Dunn of Decatur and Annette (Dennis) Dubay of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Ellen (Jeff) Knoeferl, Amy (David) Cook, Rob (Karen) Reynolds, Michelle (Michael) Wayne, Robert (Erin) Dunn, Elysa Kircher, Dennis Dubay II, Daniel (Heather) Dubay and Brandon Dubay; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis; brother, Charles W. Franc, Jr.; sister, Lorraine DePuy; and granddaughters, Melanie Constance Kircher and Carrie Ann Dunn.

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