FLORENCE L. HIRSCH "FLO" LANSING, IL Florence L. "Flo" Hirsch, age 71 of Lansing, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Rita Hirsch, formerly of Jeffrey Manor and fond niece of Sophie Lefkin. Flo was the dear sister of the late Phyllis Wilder and sister-in-law of Alan Wilder; beloved aunt of Joey and Stacie Wilder and of Michelle and Lisa Wilder; loving great aunt of numerous grand nieces and one grand nephew; and cherished friend of many. Flo was a dedicated educator. She taught in Okinawa and was a fifth grade teacher for many years in Dolton District 149 at Caroline Sibley and Berger/ Vandenberg Schools. She served as president of the Classroom Teachers Association. Flo belonged to TTT Sorority, a service organization. After retirement, Flo worked for some years at the Lansing Public Library and was a committed volunteer at the Calumet Area Humane Society. Flo was also an avid reader and supporter of the arts. She loved theater, movies, opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Schroeder- Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing, IL. Friends may visit with the family on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Calumet Humane Society, 421 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60601. www.schroederlauer.com
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Published in The Times on Nov. 18, 2012