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STANLEY D. HIRTH, JR., 59 CHERRY VALLEY - Stanley D. Hirth Jr., 59, Cherry Valley, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, July 4, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family after a courageous battle with cancer. In true Stan fashion, he might have missed his birthday by a week but went out with a Bang on July 4th. Born July 11, 1953, in Rockford, IL, son to Stanley and Betty (Elizabeth) Hirth Sr. Lived most of his life in the Cherry Valley area. He grew up working the rodeo circuit as a Bronc Rider; he later became a welder with Sheet Metal Workers Local 219 for more than 30 years. He was a free spirit who loved outdoors, wildlife, Harleys, good times, and friends. Survivors include, Mother, Betty (Elizabeth) Hirth of Rockford; Sister, Barb (Barbara) Hirth of Rockford; Son, Cole Hirth of Rockford; a very special grandson, Kamren Wilkinson of Rockford; two nieces, Liza (Elizabeth) and Ray Hunter of Roscoe, Becky (Rebecca) Hirth of Rockford; and a very special great nephew, Gauge Hunter of Roscoe. Predeceased by his father, Stan (Stanley) Hirth, Sr. in 1995; Aunt and Uncle, Don and Helen Johnson; grandparents and great grandparents; and special friend, Emma Carroll. A special thank you to special friends for sticking by during the rough times; Kenny Nesheim, Gary Graves and Rodeo mentor, Tom Oar of Montana. Special thank you to the Oncology Staff at UW Madison and everyone at Northern Illinois Hospice. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Reverend Ron Meyer will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to time of service. Celebrate Stan's life by riding Harley or Horse, all welcome. Come in jeans; that is the only way he would want it. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart"-Helen Keller. Online condolences can be given at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 8 to July 9, 2013
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