Funeral Services celebrating the life of Erma Hulda Birr, age 85 of Albany will be 11AM Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township. Pastor Frederick Kutter will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Erma died peacefully Wednesday morning at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. There will be a visitation for Erma from 4-8PM Monday, March 18th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany, and again from 10AM until the time of the service Tuesday morning at the church in Farming Township. There will be a prayer service Monday evening at 7:30PM at the funeral home in Albany. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany. Erma was born on June 19, 1927 in Collegeville Township to Edwin and Renata (Sabrowsky) Cigelske. She married Aaron Birr on June 18, 1949. The couple lived and worked on the Birr family farm south of Albany where Erma not only helped on the farm, but also worked as a home-maker and mother raising their three children. The couple eventually retired from farming in 1986 but lived on the farm until 1992. They moved into Albany in the home their son Roger built where she lived until eventually moving to Mother of Mercy Nursing Home. She was a member of the Albany Pioneer Club, and an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming Township where she was a member of the 55 Plus Group, LWML, Ladies Aide and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Erma is survived by her children Carol Kerfeld, Virginia; Jim (Cheryl) Birr, Avon; her six grand children, three great-grandchildren; and her daughter-in-law Jeanne Birr, Avon. She is preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Renata Cigelske, her husband Aaron Birr who passed in 2009, her son Roger Birr who passed in 1998, and both her sister Ethel Sager and an infant sister.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation for Erma from 4-8PM Monday, March 18th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany, and again from 10AM until the time of the service Tuesday morning at the church in Farming Township.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany