Timothy W. Birr


August 8, 2019

Timothy William Birr, 61, longtime Colfax resident, died July 29, 2019, at his Colfax residence. He was 61. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Colfax.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, June 11, 1958, to John Joseph Birr and Virginia May Fette, he was a baby when the family moved to Pullman and later to Colfax where he started school.

He worked at Rodgers Seed Co. and Spokane Seed in Colfax, and then for area farms.

He began working harvest for Kaye Engel out of Oakesdale one summer and that turned into 31 years. Tim developed a friendship with Mitch Engel and worked for him. He enjoyed tinkering with gadgets, fishing and fixing things.

He was a long-time member of the Colfax Eagles. He and his long-time friend Charlotte Reeves lived in Colfax since 2002 and did many things together.

In addition to Charlotte, he is survived by his siblings John Joseph Birr, Jr., Debbie Hall, and Jeanette Brownell; step-father, William Brownell; a step-brother and step-sister, Dan Brownell and Debby Brownell. He is also survived by Charlotte’s son, Shane Reeves, whom he thought of as a son. On-line guest book: http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com.


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