May 19, 1936 - October 7, 2021
Charles “Bud” Birr, age 85, of Kankakee, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on May 19, 1936 in Kankakee, the son of Clarence P. and Cecelia M. (Roy) Birr. He married Nancy J. Thompson on September 15, 1956 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Bud was an electrician at Western Electric and did electrical work at Mad Caps. He was an active parishioner of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, formerly St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking; he re-did all the pews at his church. Bud coached many teams: St. Rose football and basketball, Lions Little League, and Azzarelli Pee Wee football. He was a Cub Master for the St. Rose Cub Scouts. Bud was the head of the Oktoberfest cooking crew. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Marycrest Tuesday night league and bowled in Brothers Tournaments. Bud loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bud is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nancy Birr, of Kankakee; his children, Mary Jo Wilcox, of Bourbonnais, Gary (Jackie) Birr, of Dayton OH, Dan (Laura) Birr, of Crystal Lake, Jim Birr, of Woodstock, and Carol (Scott) Weedon, of Bourbonnais; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Clodi; and his brother, Paul Birr. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. John Paul II – West Campus in Kankakee. Rev. Matt Pratscher will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow at Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to Bishop McNamara or St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Arrangements are being handled by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee.
Charles “Bud” Birr, age 85, of Kankakee, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at his home. He was born on May 19, 1936 in Kankakee, the son of Clarence P. and Cecelia M. (Roy) Birr. He married Nancy J. Thompson on September 15,... View Obituary & Service Information
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