Alvin Arnold Birr of Good Thunder passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Emmons, MN.
Alvin was born on May 28, 1940, to Joseph and Marcella (Doering) Birr in Winnebago, MN. He graduated from Good Thunder High School in 1958, where he participated in basketball and baseball. In 1962, Alvin enlisted in the US Navy. While stationed in the Philippines, he was united in marriage to Lucena “Susie” Lastima on March 31, 1966, in Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines. In September 1966, Alvin and Susie moved back to the states to Bremerton, WA, before relocating to Dublin, CA, where Alvin was stationed at the US Naval Base in Alameda, CA. In 1984, Alvin was honorably discharged, and they made Good Thunder, MN their "forever" home.
Alvin loved Country & Western music, enjoyed two-stepping, singing, throwing darts, shooting pool and fishing; and hated onions, excuses, and stupid people. He loved working outdoors on the farm and bragging about his family.
Alvin is survived by his children, Amy Birr of Bay Point, CA, Betty (Robert) Bayle of Dublin, CA, John (Lynn) Birr of Sacramento, CA, Jerry (Annette) Birr of Good Thunder, MN, and Jona Birr of Emmons, MN.
He is also survived by his 2 sisters: Marlis Rosin of Stewartville, MN & Arlene Bergemann of Good Thunder, MN, and one brother Orin Birr of St. Clair, MN. Six grandchildren: Joyce (Ubaldo), Robert Jr. (Samantha), Anjelica, Alexandra, Brandon, and Chriscille. Ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild on the way.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Susie, his brothers: Luverne Birr & Marvin Birr, two brothers-in-law: George Rosin & Hibert Bergemann, and one sister-in-law: Dorla Birr.
A dual military graveside service for Alvin and Susie Birr will be held at a later date. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.