Edwin A. Birr
Edwin A. Birr, 100 years, 3 months and 12 days old, of Watertown, and formally of Mayville, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Highland House in Watertown.
Edwin A. Birr was born the son of Richard and Ella (Spars) Birr on December 22, 1919, in Mayville.
He was united in marriage to Elsie Birr on June 28, 1947, in Mayville.
Edwin is a WWII veteran that served his country in Italy and Africa from 1940-1945.
Upon returning home, he went to work at Maysteel for 45 years then Gleason Reel for 20 years.
He also was a bartender for 30 years and then after retiring he was a school crossing guard and lawn mower/snow remover for 20 years. He was a member of Legion Post #69 in Mayville for 75 years serving as part of the drill and firing squads.
Edwin is survived by his children, David (Roseanne) Birr of Mayville and Beth (Daniel) Zastrow of Watertown; three grandchildren, Eric (Becky) Birr, Anthony (Johanna) Birr and Branden Zastrow, two great-grandchildren; Gavin and Madison Birr. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elsie; one sister, Marion; and one brother, Clarence.
He will be greatly missed for his contagious smile, laughter and stories told.
A memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, July 26, from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville. Military honors will be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69.
Memorials may be directed to Rainbow Hospice, St. Paul’s Church in Mayville or the American Legion Post #69 in Mayville.
The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence visit www. KoepsellFH.com.