SIKESTON, MO – Edward L. Irwin passed away on Dec. 4, 2017, in Sikeston, Missouri. He was born Dec. 12, 1944, in Hamilton, Montana, to longtime Bitterroot Valley residents Harold E. and Marjorie W. Irwin. He was raised in Darby and attended Darby schools and worked in the family logging and ranching business. He married Rosella M. DuVall in 1970. Together, they raised two children, Gary, of Hamilton, and Mary Ann Pinney of Doniphan, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rosella and a brother, Duane (Linda) of Hamilton. He leaves behind many Bitterroot Valley friends, his two adult children, and eight grandchildren, including Ashley Irwin, Elizabeth Irwin, Trevor Irwin, Alan Pinney, Rosella Pinney, Rajhan Pinney, Alakye DuVall, and Eugene Reed. He is survived also by brothers William L. Irwin (Kathy) of Grantsdale, Larry L. Irwin of Stevensville, and Gene H. Irwin (Kristina) of Chandler, Arizona. Over the course of this life, Ed worked at numerous logging jobs, on farms and ranches in Montana and in building maintenance in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was an excellent bowler and was a top-notch spin-fisherman, although he enjoyed all types of fishing. As was his wish, no services will be held. Memorials may be made in Ed’s name to the Alzeimer’s Association, alz.org.