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 Merlin H. Hirschorn

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Merlin H. Hirschorn

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 18 Jan 2015 (aged 69)
Braham, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Braham, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 141558450 View Source
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Merlin H. Hirschorn passed away unexpectedly, Sun, Jan 18, 2015, at his home in Braham, MN. He was 69 years old. was born Oct 4, 1945, to Yordis (Dudovitz) and Charles Hirschorn in St. Paul, MN. Merlin was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Kathryn (Johnson) Hirschorn; his parents, Yordis and Charles Hirschorn; his father in-law Arlowe Johnson and his uncle Norman Nelson. He attended James J. Hill Elementary and Marshall Junior High School. Merlin attended Hebrew School at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul and had his Bar Mitzvah in the fall of 1958. He graduated from St. Paul Central High School in June of 1963. After high school he attended the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and graduated in June of 1968. Merlin was employed as a pharmacist by Snyder Drug, Target Corp, University of Michigan, and Mayo. Merlin enjoyed playing the saxophone and clarinet and especially enjoyed playing in jazz bands. Merlin joined the Army reserves after graduating from the University of MN. He took an early interest in following the stock market and this turned into his lifelong hobby. On Aug 13, 1981, he married Dr. Kathryn Johnson in Phoenix, AZ. They made their home in Ann Harbor, MI, Rochester, MN and Scottsdale, AZ. After Kathy’s death in 2003, Merlin made Braham, MN, his home. Merlin will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, his love of watching sports and his commitment to making Braham a better place to live through his generous support of the new Braham Community Event Center. He is survived by his mother-in-law: Dorothy J. Johnson of Braham; sister: Judie (Cary) Shaich of Plymouth, MN; brothers: Neil (Melanie) Hirschorn of San Diego, CA, Gerald (Judy) Hirschorn of San Diego, CA; sisters and brothers- in-law: Barbara (Bruce) Carlson of Rush City and Patty (Terry) Lind of Braham; uncle: Bruce Nelson of Braham; nieces and nephews: Ross (Sarah) Shaich, Aaron Hirschorn, Barbara Hirschorn, Jennifer Hirschorn, Dan Carlson, Kimberly Carlson, Ryan Carlson, Doug (Katie) Lind, Jamie Lind; great niece: Caroline Lind; other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held on Thurs, Jan 22, 2015, at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis and Cantor Art Schragg officiating. Music was provided by Jim Hill and Marie Meyer. Casket bearers were Cary Shaich, Ross Shaich, Neil Hirschorn, Dan Carlson, Jamie Lind, and Doug Lind. Honorary casket bearers were the Braham Community Center Taskforce. Interment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.


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  • Created by: R E Sheppard
  • Added: 19 Jan 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 141558450
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/141558450/merlin-h.-hirschorn : accessed ), memorial page for Merlin H. Hirschorn (4 Oct 1945–18 Jan 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 141558450, citing Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Braham, Isanti County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by R E Sheppard (contributor 46916526) .