Donna Hirsch, age 76, of Braham died December 12, 2021 at Fairview Lakes Hospital in Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, December 16th at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Donna Mae Hirsch was born on September 28, 1945 to Florence (Woolcott) and Albert Tharp in Anoka, MN. She died of Covid complications on December 12, 2021. She graduated from the St. Francis School in 1963. She met Charles Hirsch while visiting her friend and Charles’ sister Carol and knew instantly that “He was the one.” It was love at first sight for both of them.
Donna converted to Catholicism after attending Mass with Charles and his parents. Charles and Donna were married in the Catholic Church on November 28, 1964. They raised a family of ten children in the Braham area. Donna always said that their children were their earthly treasure and a gift from God.
Donna loved “God first, then family, then…” She was always the family prayer titan, and we all knew who to ask for prayers for important things, because her’s were powerful and answered quickly! In particular, she loved the rosary and prayed it daily. If she fell asleep while praying, she would ask her guardian angel to finish her prayers for her. She was very creative and enjoyed crocheting, especially her rag rugs and Baptism outfits for her many grandchildren. She loved gardening, scrapbooking, and sewing. Donna also loved to teach these things to her children and grandchildren.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Florence (Woolcott) Tharp; her brothers, Jack and Wally Tharp; daughter, Cathy Hirsch; parents-in-law, Emerson and Delores Hirsch; brothers-in-law, Ronald and Glen Hirsch, and son-in-law, William Kent.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles; her children, Billie Jean and Russell Asmussen, Jeri K and Robert Riddle, Jeni and William Wood, Eddy and Ashley (Merchlewicz) Hirsch, Aaron Hirsch, Diane and Brian Wolf, Dean and Autumn (Norgren) Hirsch, Karen Hirsch, and Keith and Rhea (Fix) Hirsch; 33 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and nine brothers/sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends she loved like family.