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Kenneth R.

January 6, 1952 – April 19, 2019

Kenneth Bir
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Obituary for Kenneth R. Bir

Kenneth R. Bir, 67, of Bronson, MI passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at his home.
A celebration of his life will be Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson with Pastor Ryan Bibb from Radiant Life Church in Sturgis officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4-8:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson.
Ken was born January 6, 1952 in LaGrange, IN to Henry & Mary (Bolin) Bir, they preceded him in death.
He graduated from Sturgis High School and continued his education at Western MI University under a tennis scholarship.
Ken worked for many years with the Michigan Department of Corrections, Lakeland Prison in Coldwater, retiring in 2012. He was a hardworking man. His children and grandchildren were his greatest treasure, he loved them above all else. Ken made it a priority to attend games, birthday parties and holidays. He loved to fish and be outside by his pond, listening to the frogs and watching the birds He was a private person but once he loved you, you were forever his. He had the biggest heart and donated a lot to veterans, local shelters and children around the world. He always gave what he could.
Ken is survived by his children Jeremy (Shannon) Bir of Bronson, Jessica (Jon) McKinley of Howe, IN, Kristen (Nick) Carpenter of Bronson, his grandchildren Veronica, Joseph, Luke and Gianna Bir, Delanee & Devon Carpenter, Madison & Rudy McKinley and their future sibling, brothers and sisters Richard Bir of Sturgis, Stephanie Goodwin of Kalamazoo, Jim (Kim) Bir of Grand Rapids, Daniel Bir of Constantine, David (Cynthia) Bir of Calabasas, CA, many nieces, nephews and cousins and his former wife Sue Green of Tekonsha.
The family strongly encourages memorials in Ken’s memory to the Branch Co. Humane Society. www.dutcherfh.com


When Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson
321 E. Chicago St.
Bronson, MI 49028

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019 11:00am
Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson
321 E. Chicago St.
Bronson, MI 49028