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Gerald Dean "Jerry" Hirsch

Gerald Dean "Jerry" Hirsch

Age 77, passed away peacefully in St. Paul, MN on October 4th, 2017. Gerald was born in Calumet, MI on June 18th, 1940 to James and Helen (Boortz) Hirsch. He spent his early years in Duluth and moved to St. Paul in 1964. He lived in St. Paul until his death. Gerald worked for NSP as an electrician/mechanic for 32 years until his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling in his motor home to races. Gerald loved visiting with family and friends and made new friends wherever he went. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Mary Kay), David (Carol), Gary, Russ, and Howard (partner Susan Hamilton); grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amanda), Kristen, Heather, Randy (Brittany), Scott, and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Lily and Jack; sister Darlene Manley; as well as many other family members and dear friends. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert "Dewey" and James "Buddy"; and his former wife Barbara. Per his request, his funeral service will be held at French River Lutheran Church in Duluth at 12pm on Saturday, October 21st, 2017. All are welcome for a gathering of friends at 11am prior to the service.