A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation was scheduled at the Boston Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, concluding with a rosary and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, until the Mass.
Memorials may be made to The Green Circle Foundation, Operation Bootstrap or St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Bierman was born June 19, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Mary (Dingfelder) Irwin. At an early age the family moved to Portsmouth, Ohio, where she graduated valedictorian in 1962 from Notre Dame High School.
In 1966 she graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
She was married to John Bierman Dec. 19, 1970, in Fairfax, Va.
After graduation from Ohio University, she moved to the Washington, D.C., area where she worked as a summer intern in the office of Congressman Harsha of Ohio.
In the fall she began her teaching career at Weyanoke Elementary School in Fairfax, Va. Once her children began preschool, she taught at Epiphany Preschool in Vienna, Va., and preschool for the Naperville, Ill., Park District. Her last position was as a volunteer in student correspondence at The White House in Washington, D.C.
Upon her husband’s retirement in 2002, they moved to Stevens Point to be closer to family. She most recently volunteered at Operation Bootstrap.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Jack; three sons, Doug (Trina) and Steve (Brenda), both of Stevens Point, and Brian (Jenn), Naperville, Ill.; one sister, Mary Jo (Richard) Kelly, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, Jack (Ann) Irwin, Woodstock, Ga.; and six grandchildren.