Alex Hirn

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Alexander Daniel Hirn, 19, of West Fargo, North Dakota, passed away on April 27th, 2017. Alex was born on July 28th, 1997 in Fargo, ND, the beloved son of Beverly Hirn. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minot, ND, his mom’s home church. Later, he was confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo. He excelled in school, frequently making the honor roll, and graduated from West Fargo High School in 2016. His goal post graduation was to study genetics. He had a great wish to work on finding a cure for cancer, as he had lost his grandmother to it. Alex was passionate about hockey and made many lasting friendships while playing. His favorite professional hockey team was the Colorado Avalanche, and he was able to see them win with his mom during a trip they took as a Christmas present. With his friends, he would play hockey outside during every season, play basketball, and Frisbee Golf in the park. While at home, Alex was always reading, watching movies and his favorite shows. He enjoyed Harry Potter, Grey’s Anatomy, and the Maze Runner and Star Wars series. Alex was up for anything. Visiting haunted farms around Halloween was something he looked forward to every year with his cousins. He loved setting off fireworks on the 4th of July. He cherished sitting around the table with family and playing any card game that required strategy. Alex’s favorite memories included the many trips he took with loved ones. He was adventurous and loved the thrill of amusement park rides. He wanted to go to Disney World throughout his whole childhood. He enjoyed it so much when he finally got to go that he wanted to go again with his girlfriend, Emilee May, of Fargo, ND. Other cherished vacations included the trips he took to Valley Fair, Aberdeen with Daniel Lopez, of West Fargo, ND, and to Kansas City for Chargers vs. Chiefs football games. Alex will always be remembered by his friends and family for his kind spirit and gentle soul. He was always someone to count on and put others before himself. He will be missed beyond words by many. Alex is survived by his mother, Beverly Hirn, his Aunts and Uncles, Celine and Jerry Hennix of West Fargo, Marilyn Rogers of West Fargo, Sharon and Robert Lawson of Pembroke, Virginia, and his cousins, James and Amy Rogers, and Hunter Lawson, his girlfriend, Emilee May, and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carolyn Hirn-Novak and Arnold Hirn, formerly of Minot, ND.

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  1. Bev and family – thoughts and prayers to you all at this extremely difficult time. I have no words for what you are going through just know that my family is thinking of you all at this time. May God Bess you all!

    Todd, Kim, Tyler and Tess Veen

  2. Bev and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss, I can’t emaginn the pain you are feeling, please know that the Family of Nolan Borchardt is thinking about you during this very Difficult time, prayer to all of Alex’s family and freinds!!

  3. Alex, my heart was broken when I heard you had passed. You were a very nice person and Ray and I enjoyed the times you spent at our Lake place with our grandson Austin. We send our deepest sympathy to your Mom, your family and close friends. You can now Rest In Peace, God please give these family members and close friends the strength to get through this difficult time.

  4. Bev , You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ben has fond memories of playing hockey with Alex a few years ago. Alex was always so nice when I would see him at the HS last year. Can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. Hopefully good times together will comfort you during this time and going forward. Prayers to you and your family.

    Lucy, Dave, Ben and Claire Spaeth

  5. Bev and family- words cannot express how very sorry we were to hear about Alex. We have great memories of the hockey years spent with you, Alex and his “Aunties”. He always had lots of cheerleaders at the games! We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Kristen, Chuck, Michael, Patrick and Dusty Richard

  6. My prayers are with you’re mom always Alex. You’ll be so missed beyond words. I hope you found peace. I love you Ahirn. I miss you so much already.

  7. Oh Bev, my heart is broken for you. I remember when Alex was little and you would talk about him all the time and you were so proud of him, loved him so much, and would talk of his love for hockey. He was the center of your world. I hope during this tragic time, you can feel the love of those who care about you and it will comfort you. I believe that the same smile we see in his picture is now smiling down at you from heaven and he is saying, “Don’t worry about me Mom, I am happy, and I am so blessed you are my Mom.” Hugs and prayers to you and Marilyn.

  8. Bev – we are saddened beyond words to hear of Alex’s passing. He was a fine young man and we know he will be missed by you all – and many more beyond your family.

    We are thinking of you and your family and praying for you all through this very difficult time.

  9. Dearest Beverly,

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with you during this very sad time. May you find comfort in the Lord and in the family and friends that surround you. We all want you to know that we are thinking of all of you, our dear friends!

    The Johnson Family

  10. Prayers and strength to Alex’s family and friends. Although I hadnt talked to him lately it was a pleasure knowing him and coaching him early on in his hockey career.

  11. Beverly, you have my deepest sympathies. I know your son will never be forgotten and will always, always be loved. Wishing you peace and comfort.

  12. Bev
    We are so sorry for your loss. Alex will forever be in our hearts and memories. Austin and I enjoyed having Alex to our house and my parents lake place. He was always so nice, caring and extremely polite! We are sure going to miss those beautiful eyes and bright smile. Find comfort in knowing he is with our lord in paradise now. Take care hun! We love you Alex!

  13. My deepest condolences to you my son knew your son I’m just a mom who feels your hurt

  14. Bev,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only had the opportunity to meet Alex once, but I certainly noticed the way your eyes would light up when you would talk about your experiences together, particularly your family trip to Disney! I have always admired what a caring mother you are to him. You and the rest of Alex’s family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. My heart goes out to Beverly and the Hirn family and friends of Alex in your time of sorrow. I know Alex has left you with many precious memories from his 19 short years with us. When death robs us of someone we love very much, it causes much sadness and grief. Our loving heavenly Father, “Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: “And no resident will say “I am sick,” ever again. Revelations 21: 4 says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” The family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to me contact me at my email address:
    It will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize”

  16. Beverly,

    We are thinking of you during this heartbreaking time…our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

  17. To Alex family:
    Please accept my sincere condolence for the loss of your son. It is extremely painful when we lose a love one, and especially when we lose one of our children or sibling. It was never Almighty Gods purpose for humans to suffer and die. For that reason, he promises in the bible at Isaiah chap 25 verse 8 to “swallow up death forever. And remove the tears from all faces.” He also promises at Isaiah chap 33 verse 24 to remove all sickness as well. Yes under Gods Kingdom, humans will be restored to perfect health, and never have to die again! So while you grieve as a family, and reflect on all the wonderful times you shared together, remember the promises of the God who “Can’t lie. (Titus chap 1 verse 2). I’ll pray for your family.

  18. Ben & Family,
    While the loss of a loved one is never easy, one of the most tragic losses life can deal out to a mother is the death of a son. The death of Alex means the loss of more than just a precious life, it also represents the loss of future experiences and future hopes. No parent is prepared for the loss of a child, and when it happens, your world is changed forever and I can’t imagine the feeling of that loss. Take comfort in knowing Alex will live in the hearts of those he touched, because nothing loved is ever lost, and he was loved by you so much.

    Alex, your journey has just begun for God put His arms around you and whispered come to me. My you rest in peace.

  19. Bev and family My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I have so many joyful memories of Alex growing up next door to me. He was such a good boy and was my little shadow when I was working out side. Time flies by so fast it seems like yesterday that he was out with his dog playing. May God comfort you through this sad time & know he is at peace now.

  20. Bev, We are so sorry for your loss. Alex was such a good friend to Stone. I remember all the times bringing Stone over to your house so they could all hang out there. Janey still has the pink hockey stick Alex gave her when he decided he was too cool for it. He is watching over us all now.

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