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LYNN V. HIRSCHFELD, age 75,
Of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of the New Bremen area, died unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, June 8, 2020. He was born on November 19, 1944 in New Bremen, the son of the late Virgil F.W. and Fern L. (Mallory) Hirschfeld. He had been married to Inge M. Krolikowski, who died on July 21, 2018. Surviving are his children, Randy (Kelley) Hirschfeld of Minster, and Kim (David) Frederick of Wapakoneta, his nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister in-law Kevin (Kathryn) Hirschfeld of New Jersey.
Lynn was a 1962 graduate of New Bremen High School. After high school, he attended Ohio Northern University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 1966. He also went on to earn his master’s degree from Indiana University in 1970. He held many positions over the years including: facilities maintenance, school teacher, and he owned and operated the former G&H Ceramics in New Knoxville. He was a former member of First Church of New Knoxville, taking an active role in the life of the church, and he directing the choir for many years. After moving to Florida, he became the director of the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus, and the German –American Club Chorus. Lynn was avid about flying, and in his spare time he loved to take trips in his airplane and take part in the Experimental Aircraft Association: Neil Armstrong Chapter #922. Lynn was tinkerer who enjoyed working with his hands, and he was known to be able to fix just about anything. He will be remembered for his passion for music and his ability to make people laugh.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with Rev. Michael Westbay officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the services at the funeral home on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice, and condolences to the family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com