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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
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Lisa A Thobe saysJune 9, 2020 at 10:48 pm
Hold tight to the many memories that make you smile.
Carl Rowoldt saysJuly 1, 2020 at 2:35 pm
I will along remember the good times we had in the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus. It was my pleasure to sing under his leadership.
Jim King saysJuly 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm
I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity of singing under Lynn’s direction in the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus and singing with him in our quartet as well as our barbershop chorus, Par for the Chorus. Lynn had a way of endearing himself to our audiences with his humor and his fierce loyalty to Ohio. And he never heard a 7th chord he didn’t like.
Dan Meckstroth saysJuly 2, 2020 at 6:26 am
We were in musical groups at Ohio Northern and I knew him well. Sorry he left us so soon
Kevin Goodenow saysJuly 2, 2020 at 11:55 am
I was surprised and saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to Lynn. And of course our love of music and singing was a common bond we shared. I feel honored to have been chosen to be his successor as the director of the men’s chorus in Sun City Center when he stepped down. I will miss Lynn, I know all the men who sang with him and under his direction will remember Lynn with a special warmth and affection.
James Haviland saysJuly 2, 2020 at 8:02 pm
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Hirschfeld’s passing. He was my 5th grade teacher at Shawnee Elementary School in Lima, Ohio during the ’71-’72 school year. One of the things I remember was on Friday Mr. Hirschfeld and Mr. Evans would play the piano and our combined classes would sing fun songs. He is one of the teachers in my life that made an impact with me. Thank you and prayers for you and your family.
George Bland saysMarch 31, 2022 at 5:13 pm
I remember Fridays with Evans and Hirschfeld also. Does your bubblegum lose it’s flavor on the bedpost overnight? They sure made an impression on me. Rest In Peace Mr. Hirschfeld. You were one of my best teachers.
John Patrick Mikesell saysJuly 3, 2020 at 9:34 am
Mr. Hirschfield was my 5th grade teacher at Shawnee and was everyone’s favorite. Never forgot how awesome he was. RIP Sir. John Mikesell
Mike & Deb Windom saysOctober 6, 2020 at 2:21 pm
Our condolences to the family. We just learned of Lynn’s passing today. May the Lord watch over all of his family.
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