Beverly Hirst
1941 - 2020

Hirst, Beverly R.

BIRCHWOOD - Beverly Rose Hirst, age 79, of Birchwood, formerly of Reedsburg, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in an Eau Claire hospital, following a long illness. She was born in 1941 in the Town of Dellona, the daughter of Francis and Florence (Rhinehart) Hirst. Bev was a graduate of Webb High School in Reedsburg, the Sauk County Teachers College and UW-Platteville. She was a teacher for many years in Wonewoc and Lake Delton schools. In 1978, she moved to Hatfield, Wis., and worked as a state park ranger. She later moved to Rice Lake and spent much time at MacRae Lake near Birchwood. Bev loved fishing and the outdoors. She loved sports and cheering on the Packers, Brewers and local high school teams. She loved traveling, especially to Alaska.

She is survived by a sister, Brenda (Mike) Hendricks; a brother, Bernard (Agnes) Hirst; nieces and nephews, Connie (Duane) Cook, Kevin (Kristine) Hirst, Stephanie (Marvin) Kroeger, Leslie (Michael) Tukiendorf and Lucas (fiancée, Kelly Acker) Hendricks; great nieces and nephews; an aunt; cousins; and a very special friend and caregiver, Barbara Carlson. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Butterfield Cemetery in rural Reedsburg.

The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Published by on Oct. 29, 2020.
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Miss Hirst was my 5th grade lake delton grade school teacher, back in 1975. You never fully appreciate great teachers until years later. Among my many coolmemories are, her playing basketball, 8th graders vs teachers, those cool black, thick, cat eyed glasses being, a packer fan, an end of the school year trip to her farm, which included classmates holding hands around a huge, old tree along a curve on hwy 23, and she made us remember a poem, Edgar Allen Poes Eldorado, which i can still recite in full today, I am proud to say. Thank you Miss Hirst and my condolences to her family.
Mark obois
October 29, 2020
Bev was a wonderful person. She was my mentor for three years when I began my teaching career at Lake Delton. A lot of great memories. She then moved on to bigger and better things. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hirst family.
Jeanne Kahler
October 29, 2020
My deepest sympathies in your loss. I knew Bev through my parents (Bill and Dee Timm) and Barbara "Bunny" Carlson from her time in Hatfield. She had a love for the outdoors and also shared my love of travel to Alaska. My husband and I were so excited to find the sign she and Bunny hung at the sign forest at Watson Lake! May all of you find peace in knowing she is now free from the pain of the health issues she endured.
Cindy Rupprecht
October 29, 2020