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October 17, 2019

Arline A. Bircher

Arline A. Bircher, age 86, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 12, 1933, the daughter of Otto and Dorothy (Curtis) Scholz.

On October 3, 1964, she was united in marriage to Herbert Bircher. Arline worked for WP&L for many years. Arline loved to garden and plant flowers, a passion she put to work at Felly's Flowers working in their greenhouses. She also enjoyed bird watching and faithfully followed her daily soap operas.

Arline is survived by her husband, Herb; sons, Brad and John Bircher; nephew, Ron (Shirley) Bircher; and nieces, Beverly (John) Campbell and Sandra Bircher. She is further survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gladys (Charles) Hustad; nieces, Debra Hustad and Cindy (Tom) Carlson; relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Alan (Nancy) Scholz.

A gathering of friends and relatives will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Avenue, New Glarus, WI. A time of remembrance led by Pastor Kent Duval will conclude the gathering at 3:30 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff at UW Hospital for the kind and compassionate care given to Arline.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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