Obituary: Lois (Englund) Hirsch

TURLOCK, CA (March 22, 2018) — A memorial service for Lois (Englund) Hirsch, wife of retired Covenant minister Robert Hirsch, was held March 3 at Covenant Village of Turlock. She died February 27, 2018.

Lois, 86, was born March 12, 1931, in Waterloo, Iowa. She attended North Park Junior College, where she met her husband.

Lois and Robert were married June 14, 1952. She spent 40 years working in various schools doing child care.

The couple served the Evangelical Covenant Church in Negaunee, Michigan; Greenwood Covenant Church in Summerdale, Alabama; Chain O’Lakes Covenant Church in McHenry, Illinois; the Evangelical Covenant Church in Patterson, California; and Covenant Point Bible Camp in Iron River, Michigan.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Paul Hirsch; and three daughters, Sheryl Noren, Beth Walker, and Allyse Morgan; 14 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts can be sent to the Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 American Avenue, Hilmar, CA 95324.

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  1. I have many wonderful memories of college days at North Park. Living across the hall from Lois, we were together a lot. I remember her sweet spirit. While Bob was in seminar Lois babysat our daughter – great memories there too. Our hearts go out to you Bob, in your loss.

  2. Our deep sympathies to Bob and the children. We have many warm memories of times together with Bob and Lois in Illinois, Michigan, California and Florida. Lois’ gentle and agreeable spirit, rooted in her deep faith, will not soon be forgotten. Peace to the memory of this faithful wife, loyal servant of Christ and valued friend.

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