Beverly Rose Hirst, age 79, of Birchwood, formerly of Reedsburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in an Eau Claire hospital following a long illness. She was born in 1941 in the Town of Dellona, the daughter of Francis and Florence (Rhinehart) Hirst. Bev was a graduate of Webb High School in Reedsburg, the Sauk County Teachers College and UW-Platteville. She was a teacher for many years in Wonewoc and Lake Delton schools. In 1978, she moved to Hatfield, WI and worked as a state park ranger. She later moved to Rice Lake and spent much time at MacRae Lake near Birchwood. Bev loved fishing and the outdoors. She loved sports and cheering on the Packers, Brewers and local high school teams. She loved traveling especially to Alaska.
She is survived by a sister: Brenda (Mike) Hendricks; a brother: Bernard (Agnes) Hirst; nieces and nephews: Connie (Duane) Cook, Kevin (Kristine) Hirst, Stephanie (Marvin) Kroeger, Leslie (Michael) Tukiendorf and Lucas (fiancee: Kelly Acker) Hendricks; great nieces and nephews; an aunt; cousins; and a very special friend and caregiver: Barbara Carlson. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A private family graveside service will be held at the Butterfield Cemetery in rural Reedsburg.
The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
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