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Ross A. Hirschfeld – Metz Mortuary

    Ross A. Hirschfeld
    Ross A. Hirschfeld, age 67 of Benedict, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 in Lincoln.

    He was born Nov. 30, 1949 at York to J.D. and Verla (Cotner) Hirschfeld and was a lifetime farmer in the Benedict area. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Benedict, the York County Ag Society, Pork Producers, past member of the Benedict School Board, was a York County 4-H Leader, member of NSR and CPS Associations, CPS Hall of Fame Inductee, and received an honorary degree from the York FFA. A professional joke teller, he loved his family, especially spoiling his grandchildren. Ross loved making people laugh and was always there to lend a helping hand.

    On Nov. 30, 1969 he was married Patty Doremus in York. He is survived by his wife Patty of Benedict; his daughter, Kimberly Hirschfeld-Cotton of York; sons, Chad (Misty) Hirschfeld of Benedict and Jason (Jennifer) Hirschfeld of York. His grandchildren include, Creighton Hirschfeld, Chase Cotton, Brynn Hirschfeld, Atleigh Hirschfeld, Addison Cotton, Reese, Kendyl and Breckon Hirschfeld. Also surviving are two brothers, Roger (Betty) Hirschfeld and Ronald (Sharon) Hirschfeld all of Benedict and Linda (Steve) Peterson of York; sister-in-law, Cinda Hild of York; brother-in-laws, Robert (Terri) Doremus of Polk and David (Mary) Doremus of Benedict. He is also survived by special friends Greg and Julie Norman, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Ross never knew a stranger.

    Ross was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law and one nephew.

    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in York with the Reverend Dan Spearow officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 7, and continue on Wednesday from 9 – 8 p.m. with his family greeting friends later that evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Metz Mortuary, York. Memorials may be directed to the Benedict United Methodist Church, and a scholarship fund aimed at helping future Ag leaders. ​

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