Aurelia A. “Susie” Hirschfeld, 84, of New Bremen, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima.
She was born on Jan. 11, 1929, on a farm northwest of New Bremen.
She was the daughter of Edwin C. and Amanda W. (Quellhorst) Fark.
On Oct. 21, 1950, she married Merlin F. Hirschfeld who died on 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; her nine grandchildren, Amanda (Ryan) Olton, Emily and Michelle Hirschfeld, Zachary and Joshua Peacock, Abigail (Rodney) Suchland, Tylor Hirschfeld, Jacob and Mitchell Hirschfeld; and her great-grandchildren, Chandee and Jackson Suchland and Elle Olton.
Also surviving are 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.
Mrs. Hirschfeld 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 the 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 M.D., then Dr. Ronald Riebel, DDS, and retired from the village of New Bremen, where she had worked in the clerk’s office.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Peter’s Church in New Bremen, the Rev. Stephen Wills, officiating.
Burial will follow at the Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to church memorial fund or to the New Bremen Historic Association.
Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigFh.com.