1922-2009

Edward W. Kirchberg, age 87, of Grove, Oklahoma, formerly of Springdale, Arkansas, died November 2, 2009 at the Veterans Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

†He was born May 7, 1922, in Keiler, Wisconsin, the son of Edward William and Viola Lakeman Kirchberg.† He was of the Catholic faith and was a former owner of Bertha & Edís Restaurant and Tavern in Potasi, Wisconsin.†

He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed horse racing.†

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Kirchberg, in 1987,† brothers, Harold, Donald and Gary,† grandson, Bart Miller, and† great grandson, David Flud.

He is survived by sons: Robert Miller of Auroa, IL and Al Kirchberg of Rogers, AR;† daughter: Joan Miller of Monroe, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday, November 6, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. in Wilson Cemetery, in Springdale, under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.† Military Honors will be provided by Rogers VFW Post 3031.† No visitation is scheduled.† Online condolences may be sent to www.memorial.com .