George Henry Kirchhoff, 95, of Weeping Water died March 26, 2013 at Good Samaritan Center, Syracuse. He was born Jan. 4, 1918 on the farm that his dad purchased in 1900 near Weeping Water to Dietrich and Henrietta (Kirchheck) Kirchhoff.
He was was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church of Avoca.
He married Hilda Ottens on Aug. 1, 1940 at First Lutheran Church of Avoca. George and Hilda lived on and worked the farm where he was born until March of 2011 when he moved to the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center.
As a young man he enjoyed coon hunting on winter nights with his nephew and good friend Vernon Dettmer. They told many great stories of their adventures. George and his son Gene were into honey bees in the 60's. After semi-retiring (does a farmer ever totally retire?), he enjoyed wood working until his deteriorating eyesight no longer allowed it.
George was the youngest of ten children. He is survived by Hilda, his wife of 72 years;
daughter Kathleen Green and husband Roger Urwin of Lincoln; sons Paul Kirchhoff and Eugene and wife Jerre Kirchhoff of Lincoln; grandchildren Carolyn (Kevin) Shank of Bellville, Ohio, Richard Green of Lincoln, Terry (Linda) Green of Lincoln, Kristine Green of Lincoln, Danette (Jesse) Bennett of Louisville, Ky., Tracy (Doug) McCarver of Spring, Texas, and Randall (Amie) Tucker of Spring; great grandchildren Britton Green of Lincoln, Jack Green of Lincoln, Lee Bennett of Louisville, Ky.,Tracy Bennett of Louisville, Joella Harmon of Mansfield, Texas, Joseph McCarver of Spring, Casey Tucker of Huntsville, Texas, Taylor Tucker of Spring and Robert Tucker of Spring; and great-great grandson Michael Harmon of Mansfield.
He was preceded by nine siblings, son Lyle and daughter-in-law Barbara.
Funeral services were held March 30 at First Lutheran Church North Branch of Avoca.
Interment was at First Lutheran North Branch Cemetery of Avoca. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for later designation .
Condolences or tributes can be shared at www.hammonsfs.com.
Hammons Family Funeral Services Weeping Water was in charge of arrangements.