March 28, 1928 ~ August 6, 2016

Born in: Keil, Germany,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

W. Frederic Birner, M.D, 88, passed away August 6, 2016. Born March 28, 1928, in Keil, Germany. He grew up in Ingelheim, Germany and immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. Graduate of University of Kansas Undergraduate School and University of Kansas Medical School. Internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. and University of Chicago Lying in Residency. Frederic served in the U.S. Air Force at Langley AFB and arrived in Pueblo in 1963. Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Max and Olga Birner. Survived by wife of 60 years, Marjorie A. Birner; children, Fred Birner and Sonja Schrock, Dr. Mark Birner and Amy, Julie and Dr. Lawrence Anaya; grandchildren, Audrey and Lauren Birner, Jorie and Alex Anaya, Sophia, Maximilian and Amelia Birner. Fred loved his OB/GYN practice and all the lives he brought into the world. He also loved to travel. Thank you to Frontier Hospice for all their wonderful help and support; especially, Andrea, Karen and Liz. Also, thank you to Daniel, his caretaker. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private services will be held at Ascension Episcopal Church with the Rev. Christy Shaine-Hendricks officiating. A celebration of his life will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Pueblo Country Club, 3200 Eight Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Arts Center or Ascension Episcopal Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

Memories Timeline


  1. Mrs. Birner, Mark, Fred, Julie and the extended family,
    My condolences on the loss of your husband and father. He was a good friend to my Dad and one of the old school doctors. My thoughts are with you.

  2. Mrs. Birner and Family
    I was so saddened to learn of Dr. Birner’s passing. He delivered both
    my daughter and son. He was always so kind and reassuring, you just
    Knew everything would turn out fine because he said it would. I can still see him entering his office, his snow white hair, walking tall and proud always in a suit, if not in scrubs just returning from a delivery.
    Dr. Birner, Kathy and Wilma were quite a team, always made you feel welcome and that you were important. Thank you Dr. Birner!
    Heaven must have needed a very special doctor to join them and they received the very best.
    May the many memories you shared together help you through these most difficult days.
    Prayers to your Family
    Dianne Frazier

  3. Sending prayers and hugs from Germany. So sorry to hear about our friends passing. Am lucky to have Mary Lou here with me for a visit and hope the Birner family is able to gather and celebrate your Dads life.

  4. dear friends
    Sending condolences and hugs from Hochheim am Main Germany. My mom is here visiting for the month and we were so sad to hear about Fred’s passing. Wishing you all peace and comfort as the family gathers to celebrate Fred’s life.
    Jeff Hall

  5. Marjori and Family. It saddens me to be writing my condolences.Fred and I met at Toledo University. We were fraternity Brothers. There were 3 of us(Paul,Fred and Myself} that traveled the States, dated and enjoyed the stages of life. The Air Force, Navy and Army separated us for a time and occupations created distant paths but we kept in contact and watched our familys grow. Paul passed before Fred. Now I have fond memories and hope to keep in touch. May time heal the hurts of separation.

  6. Mrs. Birner & Family: My thoughts are with you. I have thought of your family over the years. You were so kind to me when I babysat for your children. I don’t know if you remember me. I’m Myrtis Johnson’s sister and we lived on Withers when I was your babysitter. I lived in Destin, FL for many years, but now live in Pueblo.

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