Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Aurelia A. "Susie" Hirschfeld, 84, New Bremen, died at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 30, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She was born Jan. 11, 1929, on a farm northwest of New Bremen, to Edwin C. and Amanda W. Quellhorst Fark. On Oct. 21, 1950, she married Merlin F. Hirschfeld, who died April 8, 2006.
Survivors include her children, Michael (Linda) Hirschfeld of Cincinnati, Kaye (Gregg) Peacock of Lewisburg, David (Debra) Hirschfeld of New Bremen and Dean (Kathy) Hirschfeld of Spring, Texas; nine grandchildren, Amanda (Ryan) Olton, Emily and Michelle Hirschfeld, Zachary and Joshua Peacock, Abigail (Rodney) Suchland, Tylor Hirschfeld, and Jacob and Mitchell Hirschfeld; great-grandchildren, Chandee and Jackson Suchland and Elle Olton; and five in-laws, Verneda Fark of St. Marys, Marie Elsass of New Bremen, Lucille Meyer of Botkins and Martha and Ken Thomas of Bucyrus.
Preceding her in death were her siblings, Lorma Scheer, Edith McMillin, Irene Berning, Vernon Far and Marjorie Weber.
She was a lifetime member of the St. Peter's Church in New Bremen, where she was active in all aspects of the church. She was a member of the New Bremen Historic Association, the Woodmen of the World of New Bremen and the Red Hat Society. She was a 1946 graduate of New Knoxville High School, where she had been a high school cheerleader. For many years she kept the records for the Willow Grove Cemetery near New Bremen and had updated the records onto a computer. She enjoyed playing cards with her card clubs. She had worked at the former Kuck's Oil of New Bremen. She worked for Dr. Beech and Dr. Ronald Riebel, and retired from the village of New Bremen, where she had worked in the clerk's office.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Church, New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and one hour prior to services at the church Friday.
Memorial donations may be given to the church memorial fund or the New Bremen Historic Association.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.