|Birth: ||May 28, 1925|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 2009|
David Junior Hirschi, 84, passed away Oct. 5, 2009, at his home in Salem, Idaho, of natural causes.
David was born in Salem on May 28, 1925, to David Hirschi Jr. and Hedwig Aldehoff Hirschi, the last of four children and the only boy in a family of girls. He was a big baby, weighing 13 pounds and 22 inches long. Although he was a big baby, he was always the smallest boy in his class. He attended school in Kilgore, Spencer and attended his last year of high school in Blackfoot, where he stayed with his Uncle Abe James. It was during his last year in high school that Pearl Harbor was bombed.
He met his sweetheart of 60 years on a blind date. It was love at first sight. He married Virgene Berrett on June 26, 1946, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple after a two- year courtship. David was drafted into the Army in May 1945. He took his training at Camp Roberts California and was in the Ninth Service Command which was a guard and escort company, and he spent his time guarding army prisoners.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a branch president, counselor in the Elder's Quorum, Young Men president, High Priest Group leader, first counselor in the bishopric and many other callings. He and Virgene officiated in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple for seven years plus two more years after his wife was released for health reasons. David and Virgene served a mission to the Dallas-Fort Worth mission, where they made many wonderful friends.
He worked for Ricks College for 24 years as a custodian. He worked at the Livestock Auction on Tuesdays for many years and was known for his ability to get hard tasks done in a most efficient way. He was a great horseman and in April 2005, was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Horseman's Hall of Fame.
He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He farmed and ranched in the Kilgore and Salem areas, and he could repair most anything. He loved his family.
He is survived by his seven children, Marn, (Clark) Tucker of Roosevelt, Utah, JoLynn (Brian) Davis of Salem, RaeAnn (Roger) Hall of Idaho Falls, Michele, (Bryon) Smith of Logan, Utah, Michael (Barbara) Hirschi, Bill (Denese) Hirschi of Salem and Cindy (Jeff) Nelson of Riverton, Utah; as well as 27 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters, a grandson and one great-grandson.
Funeral services have been changed to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Salem LDS Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in Kilgore Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.flammfh.com .
Published in the Post Register on 10/7/2009
Kilgore Cemetery #1
Created by: Ken Phillips
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42848918
Added: Dec. 28, 2010
thank you for being you. Miss you so much. love Bill & Denese|
Added: Aug. 30, 2010