Enola G. Hirschfeld, 93, formerly of New Bremen, died at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Emerald Crossings of Dublin. She was born on Jan. 21, 1920, in St. Marys, the daughter of Franklin and Alvina (Luelleman) Luedeke. On July 5, 1942, she married Verlin Hirschfeld, who died on Dec. 24, 2011. Survivors include her children Gary (Kathy) Hirschfeld of Findlay, Craig (Sheila) Hirschfeld of Holland, Christine Kelser of Dublin, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death along with her parents were her siblings Merlin Luedeke, Orlando Luedeke, Larue Luedeke, and Cleora Block.
Mrs. Hirschfeld was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen and a member of the Busy 12 of the church. She was a 1937 graduate of Memorial High School, St. Marys, and was a beautician as well as a homemaker. Her home was always open to guests, and she loved to entertain with her wonderful cooking and baking. She enjoyed playing cards and was a serious Bridge player. She also had a passion for sewing. In retirement, she and Verlin enjoyed traveling including their 25 years of wintering in Florida.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be from noon until the time of the services at the church.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church for the restoration of the stained-glass windows. Condolences to the family may be left at GilbergHartwigFH.com