Virginia Hirshberg

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Virginia R. Hirshberg, nee Mueller, 95, of Belleville, IL, born April 14, 1922, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Hirshberg was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  She formerly worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville and at First National Bank of Belleville. She was also previously employed at state operated schools in Anchorage, AK.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ellis L. Bailey; her parents, John H. and Florence, nee Meier, Mueller; siblings, Marion (Vera) Mueller, Dorothy (George) Ader, Florita Becherer, and Ruth Mary Mueller; and a son-in-law, Larry Mank.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Edward F. Hirshberg, whom she married on August 7, 1965;
one daughter, Barbara F. Mank of Carlyle, IL;
two grandchildren, Deborah (John) McPherson, and Larry (Shelley) Mank;
three great-grandchildren, Abigail McPherson, and Alexis and Colby Mank;
a brother-in-law, Julian Becherer;
a dear friend, Judy Huffman;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu and Msgr. William McGhee concelebrating.


1 Comment on Virginia Hirshberg

Judy Ganey said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2017 at 12:03 PM

It saddens me to read this. Gigi was one of my favorite people. We had some really meaningful conversations. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers ?

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