Paul O. Hirschman

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Paul O. Hirschman, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Paul was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Honey Creek, Mo., to Henry Hirschman and Frieda Korsmeyer Hirschman. He was united in marriage to Anna M. Grieshaber on April 18, 1948, in Festus, Mo., and she survives of the home.

As Paul was born in a German community, when moving to Jefferson City, Mo., at the age of six, he spoke no English and was nicknamed "Dutch." He attended Jefferson City High School graduating in the class of 1945. After attending Jefferson City Junior College, Paul taught computer classes at the University of Missouri while being employed in the data processing department. He came to Nevada in 1954 to begin the data processing department at Farm and Home Savings and Loan, retiring after 30 years of service.

Paul loved playing baseball and softball. He was a member of a state championship fast pitch softball team on which he played the positions of Catcher and first base. Paul also loved water sports and taught all of his children to water-ski. His memberships included St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Nevada Elk's Lodge No. 564. In his spare time Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and restoring antique cars.

In addition to his wife, Ann, he is survived by his children, Randy Hirschman and his wife, Patty, St. Louis, Mo., Brenda Shumaker and her husband, Raymond, Nevada, Tom Hirschman and his wife, Jeannie, Nevada, Kay Stevens and her husband, Larry, Edmond, Okla., and Lana Hillier and her husband, Larry, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Laura Walther and Erna Linsenbardt; brother, Harry Hirschman; daughter, Cindy Worsley; son-in-law, Dennis Worsley; and great-granddaughter, Emily DeBrine.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Ferry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Deines officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Nevada. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made in his memory to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or IETF (International Essential Tremor Foundation) in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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