SANTA FE — Edwin “Ernie” Durr, 67, was on his way back from serving in an honor guard for a veteran’s funeral in Anton Chico when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed fatally on Interstate 25 near Eldorado Thursday.
“Ernie devoted his entire military career to burying soldiers,” said Margaret Durr, Durr’s wife of 48 years. “He was very proud to be a veteran. It was very important to be (at funerals) and present that flag.”
The Santa Fe resident was a member of the state-chartered American Legion Riders, a group of veterans that provides escorts for funeral processions of other veterans. Friends and family say Durr rode honor guard in up to two or three funerals a day.