November 22, 2003 - Shelby Daily Union: RPCV Joseph P. Hirt dies in Illinois

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RPCV Joseph P. Hirt dies in Illinois

RPCV Joseph P. Hirt dies in Illinois

Joseph P. Hirt

Nov 22, 2003 - Chicago Daily Herald

Joseph P. Hirt of Mundelein

A memorial service for Joseph P. Hirt, 46, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, at the Evangelical Free Church, Garfield and Austin Avenues, Libertyville. Born Jan. 26, 1957, in Toledo, Ohio, he passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at his home, following a lengthy illness. A private family graveside service will be held Monday morning at the Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. Mr. Hirt was raised in Danville, Ill., and was a 1975 graduate of Schlarnan High School in Danville, and a 1979 graduate of the University of Illinois. Following college, Joe served with the Peace Corps in Africa for two years, later returning for his master's degree in engineering management at Northwestern University.

Joe was currently the director of research and development for the V. Mueller Division of the Cardinal Health Corporation. He was also a very active member of the Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, where he served as a Christian education leader with various junior high school youth groups, organizing youth activities and mission trips. Surviving are his wife, Jamie of Mundelein; daughters, Emily, Lucy and Polly Hirt, all of Mundelein; father, John L. Hirt of Champaign; sisters, Gretchen (Tom) Brown of Champaign and Molly (Scott) Arnold of Normal; brothers, Tony (Peggy) Hirt of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., Tom (Vanessa) Hirt and Jim Hirt, both of McKinney, Texas, and Steve (Tamara) Hirt of Seattle, Wash.; father- and mother-in-law, Jim and Nell Bliler of Shelbyville, Ill.,; brother-in-law, Scott (Terry) Bliler of Mundelein; and 16 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Hirt. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. Friends may visit to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (847)362-3009.

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