ANN D. HIRSCHFELD, age 66
Of New Bremen, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. She was born on August 4, 1953 in Celina, the daughter of the late Frank and Dorotha (Kueterman) Meiring. On January 28, 1979, she married Gerald Hirschfeld and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving is her son Eric (former wife, Kristen) Hirschfeld, of Huber Heights, her step-children Stacy (Rich) Prenger of Minster, Steve (Jody) Hirschfeld of California, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her siblings: Doris Enneking of New Bremen, Rose (Bob) Houser of Russia, Bill Meiring of New Bremen, Edna McCall of Tennessee, and Dot (Don) Krieg of Wapakoneta. Along with her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her siblings Frank Meiring, Minnie Stachler, and Robert Meiring.
Ann was a 1973 graduate of New Bremen High School. She worked in assembly for Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen, where she was a member of the 25 Year Club, and after 42 years of service, she retired in 2017. She enjoyed spending time outdoors helping with the landscaping and also putting out a garden for many years. She was constantly busy with an activity of some kind, especially reading, doing puzzles, word searches, or needlepoint; but she especially loved to watch sports on television, cheering on the Reds, the Bengals, or the Ohio State Buckeyes. She and Jerry liked to visit the casino, and also took trips to Nashville and Pigeon Forge. Ann also had a special place in her heart for her “grandpups” Lizzy and Lulu.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Private family interment will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. Calling hours will be held prior to the services on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions in memory of Ann can be given to the New Bremen Historic Association (122 N. Main Street, New Bremen, Ohio, 45869) or to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (111 Dollywood Lane,
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863). Condolences to the family can be left online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com