Kevin G. Shirk
September 13, 1952 - May 11, 2018
Kevin G. Shirk, 65, of Hillsdale, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 11, 2018 at his home. He was born September 13, 1952 in Jackson to George and Jane (Nugent) Shirk Jr. Kevin married Susan Seifert on April 19, 2007 and she survives.
Kevin attended grade school at Queen of the Miraculous Medal and graduated from Parkside High School in Jackson. He earned his Associate's Degree from Jackson Community College, his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan in 1974 and his J.D. from Valparaiso in 1978. He was employed as the Attorney Magistrate and Probation Officer for Hillsdale District Court. Kevin started practicing law at Dimmers & Loren in 1978, which later became Loren & Shirk. He loved reading, hunting, fishing, ice fishing, mushroom hunting, playing darts, bonfires, music, story telling and spending time with his family. Kevin was a member of the Hillsdale Bar Association and St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Surviving besides his wife, Susan are three children, Sarah Shirk of Jackson, Rachel (Justin) Lerberg of Texas and Jacob (Courtney) Shirk of Kansas; step-children, Erick (Kasey) Roth of Grand Ledge and Isaac Roth of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Eleanor Hoff, Sterling and Bodhi Shirk, and Nala and Basil Lerberg; brothers, Lawrence of Arizona, Daniel of Hillsdale and Joseph of New York.
Kevin was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Jimmy, Timmy and two others in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Kevin Shirk will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale with Fr. David Reamsnyder as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday evening from 4-8 PM at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with a Scripture Service beginning at 7:30 PM.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.