Thelma Grace Hirsch
Thelma Grace Hirsch
  • November 29, 1927 - November 9, 2014
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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THELMA GRACE HIRSCH, 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Payne, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Hollis and Clara (George) Coomer. Thelma was a wonderful homemaker and a full-time farmer's wife for 56 years. She enjoyed gardening, canning and sewing. She was married on May 25, 1946 and had since then been a member at Zion Lutheran Church, Woodburn, Ind. She is survived by her sons, Terry Hirsch of Fort Wayne and Thomas (Carolyn) Hirsch of Woodburn, Ind.; daughters, Linda (Jim) Miller of Fremont, Ind., Judith (Charles) Rush of Pierceton, Ind., Diana (Gary) Crosley of Fort Wayne, and Debora (Albert) Wilkes of Grabill, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Scheiwe of Fort Wayne and Donna Coomer of Woodburn, Ind. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Virgil Hirsch; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and brother, Richard Coomer. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, 7616 Bull Rapids Road, Woodburn (IN 46797), with calling one hour prior. Pastor Derek Evans officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 S.R 37, Harlan (IN 46743). Preferred memorials may be made to the church or Woodburn Lutheran School. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyer -