Jerome “Jerry” Richard Hirman, age 77, of Dassel, died Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born March 23, 1940, in Raymond, the son of Elroy and Rose (Kotzenmacher) Hirman. Jerome grew up in the Raymond area, and graduated from Raymond High School in 1958.
Jerry was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith, and was a faithful member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin at the time of his death.
Jerry was a kind and generous man, who always lent a hand at church.
He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Peterson July 9, 1960, at Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Granite Falls. The couple made their home in numerous places in the Twin Cities suburban area.
Jerry was united in marriage to Lorrie Carufel Aug. 12, 1994, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale. Jerry and Lorrie made their home in Plymouth until 2001, when they moved to a home on the shores of Collinwood Lake near Dassel.
Jerry owned and operated Hirman Construction for numerous years, before becoming a commercial construction supervisor. For several years, he had been employed by Honeywell in Minneapolis.
He loved to play games, dominoes, and cards with family and friends.
Jerry was a master carpenter and built many toy chests for his grandchildren. He enjoyed listening to polka music and would always tune in to Wally Pickle and “The Pickle Patch.”
Jerry and Lorrie spent many years wintering in Arizona.
A humble, loving, kind, and generous man, Jerry enjoyed helping his family any way he could. He could often be found casting a line on Collinwood lake, or in his shop working on a woodworking project or one of the many aggravation boards he had made over the years.
He will be missed by his many friends and family.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Lorrie Hirman of Dassel; children Debra (Kerry) Jackson of Maple Grove, Sandra (Dave) Mullenbach of Bloomington, Michele Adamich of Minnetonka, John (Heidi) Mooney of Maple Grove, and Thomas (Karon) Mooney of Crystal; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is further survived by four brothers, Joseph (Ella) Hirman of Boulder, CO, Bernard (Doris) Hirman of Elk River, Donald Hirman of Gold Canyon, AZ, and James (Colleen) Hirman of Elk River.
Jerry was preceded in death by his son, Richard Jerome Hirman; step-son Patrick Mooney; parents Rose and Elroy Hirman; and a sister, Dorothy Brey.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, with interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.
There was visitation Monday evening, Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with parish prayers at 7 p.m. Visitation continued Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the Mass.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.