William Mills Hirbe, age 82, entered into rest on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Bill was born in Highland Park, MI, a suburb of Detroit, MI to the late Harry Thomas and Bretna Lang Hirbe and was raised in Norwalk, OH. He joined the Marine Corps after high school and then pursued a 37 year career with Norwalk Furniture Company. Since Bill's father died when he was 8, Jack Gerken became his personal mentor, hiring Bill to fill different positions with Norwalk Furniture. Bill became a Sales Representative then went on to become Vice President of Franchising.
When Bill found an interest in something, he studied it, researched it, practiced it and mastered it. He enjoyed his sailboat, Valhalla, sporting clays, grouse hunting, cooking, golf, reading, world history and politics. In 1991 he married Daneen Andrews. Their marriage was a true love affair, starting on the shores of Catawba Island, OH and spreading to Nantucket; Lake Como, Italy; Tequesta, FL; and Gasparilla Island, FL.
He celebrated the Marine Corps birthday and held a deep devotion to God and his country. He was a true Patriot.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Daneen; a daughter, Sarah Missler and grandson Bryan; a step-daughter, Kelly Rish (William), and step-grandchildren Emily and Andrew Rish; a son, Harry Thomas Hirbe (Alicia) and granddaughter Cassidy; a step-son Mark Ludwin (Sherrie), and step-grandchildren Shaun Ludwin, Erin Morgan (Clayton), and Paige Ludwin; as well as a brother, Jess Hirbe.
Bill will be missed by his friends at Catawba Island Club, Rockwell Spring Trout Club, Riverbend Country Club and Woodside Reserve Club in Aiken, SC.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Hospice, 690 Medical Park Drive, Suite 400, Aiken, SC, 29801.
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234) has charge of arrangements.
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