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.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Edwin A. Birr was born the son of Richard and Ella (Spars) Birr on December 22, 1919 in Mayville, WI. 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.

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.