A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca.
Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Birner was born March 30, 1932, in Milwaukee, a son of the late George and Tessie (Jezeski) Birner.
He was married to Eva Holmes June 28, 1969, in Hancock.
He was an avid fisherman and spent time outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Schofield; one daughter, Lucy (Ed) Benson, Weston; one son, Eugene, Waupaca; two sisters, Rita (Robert) DeWerd, Owatonna, Minn., and Janet (Leo) Straseski, Sussex; and five grandchildren, Brittany, Cody, Brandon and Cassandra Benson, Weston, and Jenna Riske, Waupaca.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Marieta Remington.