Halen Hirsch

Halen Todd Hirsch, age 15, passed away on April 25 at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with Leukemia.   Halen was born on December 8, 1996 in Coon Rapids, MN and most recently resided in St. Cloud, MN.   Halen was a Freshman at Tech High School in St. Cloud.  He was a pro at video games, brain teasers, puzzles, and magic tricks.  He enjoyed bowling and woodworking and was an avid fan of The Big Bang Theory.  Halen was an “old soul” who loved the Beatles, even if it wasn’t “cool.”  What most people will remember about him is his ability to make us all laugh.  He loved nothing more than playing practical jokes on those around him.  He was a loving son, a respected big brother, and a considerate friend to all. Halen, the” boy with many hats”, touched many, many lives and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

Halen is survived by his parents Melanie (Steve) Tank-Hirsch of St. Cloud, MN and Todd Hirsch of Foreston, MN;  brothers Laken and Gatlin; grandparents Don and Corrine Soyring of Detroit Lakes, MN and Ken and Eloise Hirsch of Aitkin, MN; great-grandmother Marcelline Brunn of Plymouth, MN; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 30 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston.  Interment will follow at St. Louis Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 29 at the St. Louis Catholic Church.  Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca.

In leiu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Halen Hirsch to the following:  curesearch.org  or caringbridge.org.