Vera O. Birke, 89, of Red Bud, passed away at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 peacefully at her home. The visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31 and from 8-9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Red Bud. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.