Amanda K. Zirbes, 34

Amanda K. Zirbes, age 34, passed away at the home of her parents on April 15, 2009, after a long battle with leukemia.

She was born and raised in West Bend, and graduated from West Bend High School in the class of 1993. Amanda loved life and helping others on her journey here with us. She shared her skills caring for others in California in social work. Amanda enjoyed painting and sculpting.

She is survived by her parents, Dave and Kathleen Zirbes; she shared her life with her siblings, Lonnie (Ed) Casey, Wendy (Dave) Engman, Brian (Katie) Zirbes and Todd (Kathy) Kramer; she enjoyed her nieces and nephews, Leah, Patrick, Todd, Lacy, Josh, Maggie, Blake and Max; she is further survived by aunts, uncles, friends locally and in California.

Her gracious and loving spirit will be remembered in a private family gathering. Cremation took place at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service and private family entombment will be held in Washington County Memorial Park. Memorials in her name may be sent to City of Hope (1500 E. Duarte Road. Duarte, CA 91010-3000) or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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