In Memory of

Richard 'Dick' Hirschman

May 31, 1932 - March 28, 2014
Richard 'Dick' J. Hirschman, the son of Ivo John 'Nick' and Irene (Davies) Hirschman, was born May 31, 1932, in Hartington, NE. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington, NE in 1949. From 1949 - 1953, he worked at the Ford garage in Hartington. He was drafted and served in the United States Army in 1953. His tour of duty was in Korea with an honorable discharge in 1954. On June 6, 1955, Dick was united in marriage to Darlene Hauger in Mayfield, SD. They moved to Cherokee in August of 1955. He then started working for Curtis Candy Company as a salesman until August 1960. He then worked for Hiland Potato Chip Company as a route salesman. He worked at Hiland for 34 years- retiring in 1994. Next, he went to S.R.T.S. in the capacity of a driver. At the same time, he went to work at Bushlows (now O'Halloran's) proud to work for them for 19 years. Dick was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Sports was one of his favorite past times, including stock car racing, baseball, softball, bowling, and golfing. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan. On March 28, 2014, Dick passed away unexpectedly at his home at the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Darlene Hirschman; one brother, David Hirschman; one sister, Donna Mae Jensen; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Goeden, Wayne Pasco, and Tom Hauger; one niece, Jodi Brier. He is survived by his children: Steve and Kelli Hirschman of Aurelia, IA, Renee and Dan Conley of Cherokee, IA, Jan and Peter Koch of Batavia, IL, Rick and Emily Hirschman of Des Moines, IA, and Sue Hirschman of Fort Dodge, IA; six grandchildren: Tyson (Julia) Conley, Jon (Kim) Conley, Kati (Brian) Gorman, Amy (Nate) Lewis, Nick Hirschman, Christopher Koch, and Jessica Koch; five great-grandchildren: Coy and Bryn Lewis, Ella Gorman, Theo and Alivia Conley, and one great-grandchild on the way; siblings, Gene (JoAnne) Hirschman of Dakota City, NE, Fran (Bob) Lenhart of Storm Lake, IA, and JoAnne Goeden of Yankton, SD; brother-in-law, George Jensen of Marietta, GA; sister-in-law, Joyce (Frank) Suddoth of Germantown, TN; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
Chuck Knoeben Jim Carstens Kelly Kannegieter Kevin Schmillen Willie Good Don Newell Sithongthin Vithayasab Michelle Clark
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 2 P.M. Monday, with the family present from 5-7 P.M. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7 P.M. prayer service followed by a K of C rosary Monday, at the funeral home.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa Military rites will be provided by the Cherokee V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253.

Condolences

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family.”
- Evon Holmgaard
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the family for their loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.”
- Jeff & Enriqueta Fishman
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Dick at mini bus. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Diane K Thomas
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Jan, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Please share my condolences with Peter, Chris and Jessica. My deepest sympathy. ”
- Suzanne (Sue) Gaub
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about your loss, Dick was a great guy and will be missed!”
- Brian Cedar
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of need. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May you find comfort in all of your memories of times you spent together. ”
- Dana ( File) Kies
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.”
- Brian P Chin
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Rick and Hirshcman family:
My condolences on Dick's passing. I remember a lot of good times at the Hirschman house (and in the garage, hanging out while Hirsch helped load the Hiland truck!)I and always felt welcome in your home by Dick and Dar! Thinking of you during this time.”
- Bill Sauer
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Dicks passing prayers to the family. Harry and Rita Burkhardt”
- Harry and Rita Burkhardt
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Hoping that your memories will bring you to a place of peace in your heart. Wish we could be there. Hugs and Love to you all. Ty, Teresa, Caleb, and Cameron Cox ”
- Teresa M Cox
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.”
- Kenny & Ginny Bright
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Thinking of you at this difficult time in your life.”
- Mary Jo Dellwo
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“On behalf of Richard's High School Classmates, please accept our heartfelt sadness and sympathy of your loss. He was a fellow graduate, very good friend and loyal alumnus of the Holy Trinity Class of 1949. We will miss him in our alumni gatherings but he will always be remembered.”
- Robert J Petsche
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