Lyle E. Hirt

Apr 20, 1929 - May 26, 2013


Lyle E. Hirt, of Fremont, went to stand before the throne of Christ on May 26, 2013.

Lyle was born April 20, 1929, to Clarence L. and Christine Elizabeth (Zilles) Hirt. He began his life in Riley Township, the great-grandson of Casper Hirt, whose legacy will be celebrated at the 97th Hirt Family Reunion, July 21, ( at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds.

His wife, Marian Flickinger-Hirt survives in Fremont. Lyle was the father of five, Kenneth (Susan) Hirt, Preston, of Connecticut, John Hirt, Fremont, Merry Lyn Bagwell, of Colleyville, Texas, Paul (Sarah Wilson) Hirt, of Vickery and Joel (Kim) Hirt, of Genoa, Ohio. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladine Amelia (Erb) Hirt; his parents; brother, Carl Hirt; sister, Gladys Billman; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Hirt was a 1947 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and was a long-time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Vickery.

Among his many memberships and activities, Lyle was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Fremont; a dairy farmer; he served on the Sandusky and Ottawa County Fairboards; he was a member of Buttons and Bows Square and Round Dancing Club; was active in the Northwest Ohio Parkinson Association. He was member of the Riley Grange.

Along with Gladine, he inspired countless youth as a 4-H advisor for 25 years with Riley Boosters.

Lyle was "Mr. Fix-It," a title he earned while working at the School of Hope, Fremont, where he used his love and talent in woodworking.

He was awarded the Fremont Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds and is in the Sandusky County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame.

Lyle's greatest achievement was being a devoted family man and neighbor.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Faith Lutheran Church, Fremont. The Rev. Robert Young will officiate. An hour of greeting will take place prior to the service, which will be followed by a luncheon at the church.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or NW Ohio Parkinson Foundation.

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