|Patricia E Birk
October 16, 1936 - September 12, 2018
Patricia E. (McGaffey) Birk, 81, of Culver died peacefully on Wednesday September 12, 2018 in Culver, Indiana.
The daughter of Lawrence Ward & Margaret Adeline (Hodge) McGaffey, Pat was born October 16, 1936 in
Ft Wayne IN. She lived in Culver most of her life.
Pat is a 1954 graduate of Culver High School. On February 23, 1957 she married Arthur “Art” Birk who
preceded her in death on July 6, 2009.
Pat was involved & a member in many community organizations, Grace United Church of Christ, Culver Lions
Club, Maxinkuckee Rebekah Lodge, Culver United Fund, Culver Ambulance Service, Manxinkuckee Players &
Singers, Boys & Girls Club, Boy & Girl Scout leader, Gift of warmth. She served various positions including
dispatching for the ambulance for 25 years. She was a past president of Culver Lions Club, Past District
Governor and a Melvin Jones Fellow. She served most organizations long periods of time.
She is survived by her children William Birk & Ruth Birk, Ruth’s partner Kingdon Brady & Grand dog Ella, three
sisters, Beverly (James) Baker, Marjorie Humes, and Sharon (Gary) Randel.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Her body was donated to science.
A Celebration of Life is going to be held October 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at Grace United Church of Christ in
The family request in lieu of flowers or plants that memorials be given to: Indiana Lions Eye Bank, American
Cancer Society, or Grace United Church of Christ.