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March 26, 2020

Herbert A. Bircher

Herbert A. Bircher, age 85 of Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, at his home. He was born on November 7, 1934, to his parents, Fred and Rosa (Feller) Bircher.

After leaving school, Herb served in the United States Army in the 1950s. Following his discharge from the Army, Herb worked as a carpenter for many years. Herb was known as a hard worker who was always willing to help out anyone in need. On October 3, 1964, Herb was united in marriage to Arline Scholz and the couple celebrated 55 years together. Herb was known as the Mayor of Mount Vernon, he kept tabs on the goings on and assisted with the Chicken BBQ and Tug of War Days.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arline; brother, John; and sister, Marion.

Private family services will be held at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home in New Glarus.

A public celebration of Herb's life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Agrace HospiceCare, Inc., the VA West Clinic, and BrightStar for the kind and compassionate care given to Herb.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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