Clyde Allen Hirschey, 80, passed away September 3, 2021, at his residence, Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager. He ended his battle with dementia peacefully, surrounded by many family members and many of the caring Riverside staff.
Funeral services were held at the Motley Free Methodist Church Sept. 9 with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.
Clyde was laid to rest at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery, in Staples.
Clyde Allen Hirschey was born to Ralph and Vera (Hollister) Hirschey on October 1, 1940, in Staples. He was the 12th of 13 children. As a young child, Clyde was severely burned in a house fire.He survived, largely due to the love of his family and the constant care of his Aunt LaVerne Shriver, who moved into the family home in order to care for Clyde.
Clyde graduated from the Staples High School in 1957. After high school, Clyde attended Moorhead State University. He chose a career as a machinery builder and spent time working in Minneapolis, with his brothers. Clyde met and married April Sullivan while living in California. In 1967, Clyde and April moved their family back to Minnesota. They had three sons, Darren, Brian and Jason.
Clyde was extremely proud of his sons and he would joyfully tell others about their accomplishments. He lived in Rockford and Delano, before eventually buying a small cabin on Lake Alexander, where he moved after retiring from Dana Corporation.Clyde lived in the Cushing area until he moved to assisted living. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and a close relationship with his brother, Curt.
Clyde is survived by three sons, Darren (Eleanor) Hirschey of GrapeVine, TX, Brian Hirschey of Carlisle, PA and Jason Hirschey of Kansas City, MO; seven siblings, Jerald of Bend, OR, Daryl Jean Nelson of Laswego, OR, Beverly (Don) Skjonsby and Donna Baker, both of Cushing, Caroline Donnelly of Frankiln, WI, Robert (Maggie) Hirschey, of Cushing, Joseph (Curtis) (Barbara) Hirschey of Pillager; three grandchildren, Evan Kelly Hirschey, Gage Addison Hirschey and Tiffany Katherine Nicole Padilla; one great-granddaughter, Valentine Rose Hagen and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Richard (Lyn) Hirschey, Dareld Hirschey, Jack Hirschey, Donald Hirschey and Jim Hirschey.
Arrangements are by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel.