THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Earl J. Bird
Issue Date: September 18, 2013
Earl J. Bird, 77, of Daggett, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, at home surrounded by family.
Born on Dec. 6, 1935 in Britton, MI. to the late Earl sr. and Mary (Kronberg) Bird, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On April 11, 1955, he married Beverly Axtell at St. Ann 's Catholic Church in Menominee. He worked as a farmer, truck driver and mechanic and for Island Resort and Casino until his retirement.
He enjoyed working on small engines, was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need, enjoyed hunting, fishing and pulling a good prank. He attended Stephenson Assembly of God.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bev, of Daggett; four daughters, Lynn (Larry Kleikamp) Bird of Bagley, MI, Liesa (Dennis) Spehar of Carney, MI, Laurie (Curtis) Guindon of Bark River, MI and Penny (Dave) Kintgen of Daggett; a son, Terry Bird of Daggett; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Ann Fadroski of Stephenson, Bonnie Fister of Daggett, Vivian (Frank) Gaudes of Milwaukee and Edith Vincent of Stephenson and two brothers, Donald Bird of Vulcan, MI and Paul (Barb) Bird of Menominee.
Family received friends on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Carney Free Church after 3 p.m. until time of Military Rites at 5:45 p.m., followed by the funeral service. Pastors Gary Page and Damian Garcia officiated with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Oakwood on Tuesday Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.