Gene M. Hirschfelt died peacefully on Saturday, December 8th. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann (McDonald); children Craig Hirschfelt of Houston, Claire Hogg and husband, Jon Mark; grandchildren Lauren and Luke Hogg; sister, Gayle Williams of Wichita Falls; and brother, Bill of Sacramento, Ca. and numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alda Mae Hirschfelt; and brothers, Jack and Don Hirschfelt.
Gene was born on November 29, 1932 in McCamey, Tx. He graduated from Ballinger High School in 1950 and from Texas A & M University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1954. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army Corp of Engineers and served in Alaska following graduation. He then returned to west Texas and began his 40 year career with the San Angelo office of the State Dept. of Highways and Public Transportation retiring in 1993. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church, a 50 year member of the Ballinger Masonic Lodge # 643. Gene was a member of the San Angelo Genealogy and Historical Society, and Computer Club and enjoyed visiting more than working out with his dear friends at the Shannon Wellness Center and Community Health Club. He volunteered with the Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot and Code Blue.
On Monday, December 10th, the family will be available for visitation from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson's Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens at 1:30 on Wednesday, December 12 followed by a Memorial Service at 3 pm at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the San Angelo A&M Scholarship Fund c/o the San Angelo Area Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Family and Friends may sign an online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com.