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“Neil and Karen, I so sorry and also ashamed that I just now found out that Uncle Nathan died in December. So sorry that I was so distracted by my own...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Jim Sheely - Columbua, OH

“Dear Neil and Karen,I am sorry that we cannot be there today. Harry and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy (Kittle) Walker - Niece

“All of my prayers go out to the family and friends of Nathan H. Hirschfeld. He was a good man and lived a good life. He will forever be in my heart....Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Emma Fear - Minster Ohio, OH

“we will miss Nathan and send warmest sympathy to his family.. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: jim dicke - new bremen, OH

“Nathan was always a really great neighbor to our family. When we moved back to New Bremen 10 years ago we had a day with heavy snow. I was traveling...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Wes & JuliAnne Wyatt - New Bremen, OH


Of New Bremen, died on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 5:58 P.M. at the Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, OH. He was born on January 16, 1927 in near Chickasaw, in Mercer County, OH. He was the son of Edwin and Esther (Schmidt) Hirschfeld. On November 10, 1956 he married Jeannine Sheely who died on September 9, 2006. He is survived by his children Neil Hirschfeld and Karen Fox, both of New Bremen, his grandchildren Alex Fox and Courtney Fox and his great granddaughter Judge Fox. Also surviving are his brothers Fred Hirschfeld of Naples, FL and Stanley Hirschfeld of Nobelsville, IN., sister in law Evelyn Eymer of Bluffton, IN., and brother in law Ron Sheely of Vandalia. Preceding him in death was his brothers Robert and James Hirschfeld and his sister Laverne Kittle.

Mr. Hirschfeld was a longtime member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen where he served 2 terms as Post Commander and was a past member of the Celina VFW and the New Bremen Rod and Gun Club. He served on the Board of Directors for First National Bank of New Bremen. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing and traveling to the western United States, Alaska and Canada in search of big game. Mr. Hirschfeld was a general contractor, developer and builder of many homes in the New Bremen area.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Inurnment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 6, from 3 until 6 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home and on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church. Condolences to the Hirschfeld family may be left online at