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Lou Hirchert

December 22, 1927 - September 22, 2012


5-7 PM Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo - and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Wednesday

Prayer Service:

7 PM Tuesday at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

10 AM Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo


Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Lou Hirchert

December 22, 1927 - September 22, 2012


Goodbye to our beautiful Mother, Grand, Great-Grandma, Sister, Aunt, In-Law, and Friend. She passed peacefully on September 22, 2012 at her home at Bethany on 42nd surrounded by her nine children and family being sung her favorite song.

Loucille Ann “Luann” Gebeke was born to Louis and Cecilia Gebeke of Amenia, ND. She grew up in Casselton, ND and moved to South Fargo to finish her high school years. She married Leslie Lorenz Hirchert of Ulen, MN in November of 1948. They lived in Garrison, ND for their first years and moved to North Fargo where they made their home for 52 years. Les and Lou were married 54 beautiful years before Les’ passing in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Luann moved to Bethany Kinder House Senior Community, then to Bethany on University, and spent her last days at Bethany on 42nd.

She was a homemaker and in food service at St. Mary’s and NDSU before starting childcare in her home. She later retired from the Fargo Senior Depot. She was a member of St Mary’s Cathedral Church and choir as well as a devoted member of the Catholic Daughters, Silver Follies, and Red Hats. She was awarded the “Salute to Mom’s” in 1998 nominated by her church. She was always happiest singing whether around the campfire with family and friends or while doing household chores.

Lou touched the lives of many which was evident in the last week of vigil before her passing. We would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Red River Valley and Bethany Retirement Living for their compassion, respect, and support for our Mother and our large family.

Grandma Lou was guided to her lord by her nine children: Cathy Hirchert (Omaha); James (Linda) Hirchert & Paul (Kathy) Hirchert (both of West Fargo); Linda (William) Killoran, Randy (Wanda) Hirchert, Grace (Lee) Folstrom, Tony (Paula) Hirchert, Barbara (Roger) Olson, and Larry (Theresia) Hirchert (all of Fargo); 27 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; and always ready to welcome more; siblings David (Judy) Gebeke (Alberquerie, NM), Shirley (Ronnie) Wambach (Detroit Lakes), Anita (Loren) Bjornstad and Jean Lind (both of Fargo); Sister in Laws, Ione Gebeke (Fargo) and Grace Thorton (Twin Valley) as well as many nieces and nephews she held so dear.

Lou met in heaven, her parents, husband (“ her Lover”), two brothers, and a sister.


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  1. Nate Elverum says:

    Paul so sorry to have heard about your Mom i hope this finds you well


  2. Glenda Anderson says:

    Menoken ND
    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have fond memories of both Les and Lou. I remember the times all of you would visit us in Bismarck. You would come in the converted bus you had that I thought was the coolest thing. I remember times my Mom would be trying to figure out what to make for a meal and Lou would be so creative and able to take whatever leftovers and such and put together an awesome meal. She was always so energetic and happy. I remember her helping me fold bath towels once. I wasn’t doing it right – not quite how she did it, but, she proceeded to fold way more towels than I did. It taught me that I should make the best use of my time and that there are always opportunities to learn. She is reunited with Les now and with all the other friends and relatives that passed on before her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you move forward in your lives without your Mom. She will forever be in our hearts and our memories.

    Glenda Anderson (Glenn & Rena’s daughter)

  3. Kim Pilon & Steph Beckstrom says:

    Fargo ND
    I’m really sorry about the loss of your loved one.
    She will truly be missed.
    You all are in our thoughts & prayers

  4. Tammi Weiss says:

    Fargo ND
    Just want you to know I am thinking of you in your sorrow. I can only imagine the heartbreak you must feel. I’m sure she will be missed by many who had the privilege of knowing her. I hope your memories will bring you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest condolences,

    Tammi Weiss

  5. Debbie Ouellette Kroshus says:

    Bismarck ND
    Hirchert family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. She was a beautiful lady and I know my Mom is also welcoming her friend to Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Debbie Ouellette Kroshus

  6. Bob Toussaint says:

    Detroit Lakes MinnOur sympathies to the family
    Bob and Pepper Toussaint

  7. Sister Rose Bernadette Schmit OSF says:

    Mishawaka INLou Ann was a dear cousin and a good friend. May she now receive the reward of her many kindnesses to all of us. I have placed her name in our Adoration Chapel where she will be remembered by our Sisters and I will continue to pray for her and all of you. Love, Sr. Rose Bernadette

  8. Elaine Strand says:

    Fargo ND
    I knew Lou from the Silver Follies. My sympathy goes out to her family. She was a wonderful person!

  9. Dee Olson (Doyle) says:

    Osage MN
    To Lou’s family and our previous classmates: Not sure if you remember me and my sister Cheryl, but I so need to send you our sympathy in the loss of Lou, your Mother. Our mom, Gerry Doyle worked with her at St. Mary’s and I thought it was at St. Vincents and she used to talk about her and Lou harmonizing when they sang…she loved that so very much. So, I would like you to know that while Mom is gone (a year ago in March), I know she was there to welcome Lou Home! Thoughts and prayers are coming your way throughout this most difficult time.

    Old friends….Dee Olson and Cheryl Ingebretson (Doyle sisters)

  10. Candy & Andy Duval says:

    Fairplay COAs a young person I spend many hours at the Hirchert’s house. We would play table tennis in the garage, eat great food that Louann cooked and later sit at the piano singing along as Les played his guitar.

    May God surround Louann’s family with his tender loving care and may the beautiful memories pervail for many years to come.

    Candy Duval

  11. Donald and Keney Foster says:

    Mesa Az.We feel blessed to have known both Lou and Les, their singing voices with guitar music made the curcillo ultreays so much fun for the sing-a-longs.Lou and I both had our last babies at St. Ansgaards on Aug 30, 1962.
    We did see Lou a year ago in Fargo.
    our sympathy to all of you.

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