Jane Bierman, age 91, of Merrill, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill.
She was born October 18, 1919, in Merrill, daughter of the late Ben and Mabel (Salscheider) Carl. She married Carl A. Bierman on October 17, 1943, in Rockford, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 15, 2002. Jane and Carl established Lincoln Wood Products, Inc. in Merrill in 1947 from humble beginnings, and created a major manufacturing business in Merrill employing hundreds of people. She was currently the Chairman of the Board of Lincoln Wood Products, Inc.; and was also chairman of Timeline Vinyl Products, Inc. and W.E.B., Inc., both of Merrill. She truly carded about her employees and the Merrill community. Jane had served on the board of directors for the Merrill Chamber of Commerce and Good Samaritan Health Center. She was also a member of the Merrill Historical Society. Throughout her career, Jane received many awards from the chamber of commerce, the historical society, and the state of Wisconsin. She enjoyed traveling, winters in Florida, and spending time with her family. Jane was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Merrill.
Survivors include her sister and brother in law, Peg and Charles Ament, Merrill; her niece, Sally Baade, Merrill; great niece, Nicole (Shawn) Henke, Merrill; great nephew, Robin (Danielle) Baade, Green Bay; and five great great nieces and nephews, Paige and Ben Henke, and Josie, Cameron, and Caden Baade. Besides her parents and husband Carl, Jane is preceded in death by two sons, Carl Bierman III in 1946, and Thomas Bierman in 1980; and one brother, Thomas B. Carl.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Merrill. Father Michael McLain is presiding. Burial will take place in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com
Jane’s family has that suggested memorials be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church and School; Bell Tower Residence; the Merrill Historical Society; T.B. Scott Library; or the charity of your choice.