Donald “Don” Leo Hirsch, 80, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.
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He was born on December 11, 1939, the only child of Leo William Hirsch and Angeline Marie Kline Hirsch, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Helen B. Oligschlaeger on July 15, 1961 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth, MO.
He was a 1957 graduate of Helias High School.
Don retired in 1999 from the United States Postal Service after 37 years of service.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Holy Name Society, United States Postal Workers Local 127, and Firehouse Woodcarvers Club.
Don enjoyed carving wood duck decoys, outdoor photography, chess, and studying early American colonial history.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, and his three sons, Paul D., Larry B., Gerald L. (Angela) all of Jefferson City and his four grandchildren, whom he adored, Holden, Connor, Stephen and Anna.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Carole Ann Hirsch.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church with the Reverend Donald Antweiler officiating. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum of Resurrection Cemetery.
A recording of the Mass of Christian Burial will be posted to his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website by Friday. Friends may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home or leave condolences online to be given to his family.
In lieu of flowers, gifts of remembrance may be made to the Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund or charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.