Henry “Hank” Hirsch, 90, passed away September 24, 2019

Henry “Hank” Hirsch, 90, of St. Joseph, went to meet his Lord & Savior, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, September 27, 2019 at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Robert Confer officiating, followed by Military Rites conducted by the North Berrien Military Rites Team. Private Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Friends may visit from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials in Hank’s name may be made to Honor Flight or First Church of God. Those wishing to sign Hank’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Hank was born April 16, 1929 in Benton Harbor to Henry Sr. & Olga (Muesler) Hirsch. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1947. Hank proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. In May 1953, he married the former Virginia “Ginny” Jenkins in St. Joseph. Hank worked for forty-two years for Adams Sheet Metal retiring in 1988. After Ginny’s passing, he married the former Beverly Ashbrook Koroch in September 1999 in St. Joseph.

Hank was a long-time member of the First Church of God where he served as an usher and with building maintenance for many years, and was active with the Prime-Timers. He was also a member of the Two Cylinder Club and the Korean War Veterans of Southwest Michigan. Hank was proud to be able to make the Honor Flight to Washington DC several years ago. He cherished the time spent with his family and many friends.

Hank is survived by his children- Jennifer Hirsch of Benton Harbor, Cindy (Steve) Duran of St. Joseph, Cathie (George) Clark of Grand Rapids; seven grandchildren-Angela (Aaron) Blessing, Sara (Scott) Nihart, Lisa (Nate) Reusser, Tracey (Justin) Krueger, Chris (Jill) Clark, Nick (Audra) Clark & Ryan Clark; ten great-grandchildren; his sister Caroline Seraphin of Fort Worth, TX; and several nieces & nephews. Hank was preceded in death by his first wife Ginny on March 30, 1999, his second wife Beverly on May 23, 2019, son Michael Koroch on April 5, 2001, and siblings Evelyn Sherwood, Lydia Bruder, Erven Hirsch, Edward Hirsch, Martha Shults & Ted Hirsch. 

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