Bertha Schirch, age 97, passed away on September 17th, 2022. She was born to the late Max and Felicia (nee Heller) Bolman on December 13th, 1924. Bertha loved spending time outdoors in her garden, reading, and with her precious dog Mitzi. She especially enjoyed collecting cookbooks and recipes. Her greatest enjoyment in life was her family, and she especially enjoyed her time as a grandmother. Bertha will be dearly missed by many family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Hallie (Bob) Forcinio, Liese (Joe) Nainiger and Eric (Barb) Schirch; grandchildren, Michael Schirch, David (Julia) Nainiger, Alex Schirch and Barbara Nainiger; several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Mitzi.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Quentin Schirch; siblings, Edward Bolman, Martha Boenker, Albert Bolman, Louis Bolman and Helen Boenker.
The family would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Edie's Place at Lakeside Assisted Living and to Miracle City Hospice for their compassion and care.
Calling hours will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2928 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113, on Saturday September 24th from 10-10:45 AM with a funeral service at 10:45. Concluding the service, we will meet at Lutheran Cemetery, 4566 Pearl Road Cleveland, Ohio 44109, for a 12 PM graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, or the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Valley View, Ohio 44125.